Saturday, November 1, 2008

Make Your Own Herb Tea

You can make wonderful refreshing cup of herb tea. It can be done by using single herbs or herbs and spices in combination. Herb combinations can be found loose or in sachets in many retailing strore, especially in health-food stores. It tastes delicious, and you can choose what fit you. Some of the most yummy single teas include:

  • Peppermint. Good for settling an upset stomach

  • Lemon verbena or lemon grass. Both good tonics for your refreshment

  • Chamomile. Calms the tense nerves

  • Goldenrod (solidago). A good diuretic for those who retain water

  • Lime blossom or passionflower. Great for relaxing you

So what trick to making good cups of herb tea? First, find several herbs or herb combinations that you enjoy. Then, add one or several of the following things:

  • a teaspoon or so of lightly scented clear honey such as acacia or clover

  • a squeeze of lemon juice or a slice of lemon

  • a drop of goat’s milk or skim milk (especially nice with spicy teas)

  • a dash of powdered cinnamon bark stick

You can try making a strong pot of your favorite tea, and then add a sliced peach to it. Sweeten with honey, then chill for a couple of hours in the fridge, and drink iced.

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