Chamomile & Lavender Tea
To make this you will need boiling water, 1 teaspoon each of dried chamomile and dried lavender buds, a tea strainer and a tea cup.
Place the chamomile and lavender in the tea strainer ans sit it on top of the cup. Pour in enough boiling water that the herbs are covered. Allow to infuse for about 10 minutes. By this time the tea is a drinkable temperature. You can add lemon juice or honey to taste.
If you prefer to use a small tea pot place tyhe herbs in the pot, pour over the boiling water and leave to steep. Pour the tea into a cup through a strainer
This one is really quick and easy to make - especially if you grow your own mint.
Take a handful of fresh peppermint (or spearmint) leaves. Wash, then tear or cut roughly into pieces. Place in a teapot and pour in 2 cups of boiling water. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes - according to how strong you like your tea.
Lemon Balm is great for soothing an upset stomach. Put a handful of fresh, washed, lemon balm leaves into a tea pot and cover with boiling water. Stand for 3-5 minutes, then pour into a cup through a tea strainer. Can be sweetened with a little honey.
Lemon Balm Tea
Ginger tea can be used to help with nausea and cold symptoms. Here is a simple recipe to try.
You will need:
- 2.5cm (1 inch) piece of fresh ginger root
- 2 cups of water
- honey and/or lemon to sweeten (optional)
Peel and thinly slice the ginger root. In a small saucepan bring the water to the boil. Add the sliced ginger, cover and simmer on a very low heat for about 15 minutes. Strain the tea, then add lemon and/or honey to taste if using.
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