The trick to creating the perfect herbal tea recipes or dessert is moderation. You don’t want everything you serve to contain herbs or you may find your guests a bit burned out on the taste. Offer both herbal and non-herbal teas and desserts so that your guests may mix and match according to their personal preferences.
Spring Garden Herbal Tea
One of my favorite herbal tea recipes is for this Spring Garden Herbal Tea.
- 10 fresh sage leaves
- 16 fresh lemon balm leaves
- 12 small mint leaves
- Petals from 1 red rose
- 2 rose-scented geranium leaves
- 6 cups boiling water
Add leaves to a pot and pour in boiling water. Allow to steep for 10 to 20 minutes.
This tea is great anytime of the year but was named because these are often some of the first herbs to come up in the spring garden.
I always use fresh herbs when they are available, however dried herbs are an acceptable substitute. If you purchase herbs or flowers to use, be sure that they have not been sprayed. An herb shop, grocer or health food store can often get these items fresh or dried throughout the year.
Herbal tea recipes are very easy to make. You can take a handful of your favorite herbs rather they are peppermint, chamomile or whatever your personal preference might be, steep them in hot water, add a touch of honey or milk if you prefer and enjoy. Pre-packed herbal teas may also be purchased although I prefer to use herbs from my garden.
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