At my friend Jo’s house today she handed me a glass of cold rosemary tea she made the day before. I took a sip and quickly wanted to gulp down the entire jar. It was super refreshing. She preferred to have her glass heated with a touch of honey and gave me a taste as well (sweet cleanliness is how I’d describe it). On her front porch sat a jar of peppermint tea brewing for later. She explained how easy it was to do with a variety of herbs so this afternoon Hadley and I ventured out to the garden to gather herbs and make our own brews while we still have a garden to call our own.
Lavender, Sage and Mint:
They’re very soothing as a warm tea, but in hot weather I prefer a tall glass chilled right out of the fridge.
How to Brew Herbal Sun Tea:
– Use a large glass jar with a tight fitting lid.
– Harvest and rinse your favorite fresh herbs.
– Use roughly 3/4 cup of herbs per 16 ounces of water.
– Place the herbs in a jar and add water.
– Place the jar in a sunny spot for about six hours (shake every two hours).
Get creative and add spices (ginger, anise, fennel seeds, cloves) or citrus peels.