Make Your Own Herb Tea

24 Sep

A friend bought me a present of a Lemon Verbena plant a while ago and mentioned that it made nice tea but I forgot about it until I read the page on tea in Queen of Crafts.

I simply cut a sprig of leaves, wrapped them in kitchen paper and placed them in the airing cupboard for a few days. Once dried, I picked the leaves from the stem and put them in an airtight tub.

To make the tea sprinkle a few leaves into a cup of boiled water or, if you don’t like having the bits in your drink, make a pot, leave for a few minutes and then strain it.

A simple, easy and cheap way to add some choice to your drinks. Plus as you’ve grown it yourself you know there are no additives or sweetners. It’s about £2.50 for a box of 20 teabags which is more than the price of a whole plant from Nicholson’s Herb Farm. They also give some tips for other uses for Lemon Verbena, for example: adding the leaves to jams, jellies, ice creams, sauces and savoury stuffings or using it to make pot pourri.

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