Luckily, I have had this sitting in my ‘drafts’ as I am still ill with really the worst virus I have ever had the misfortune of coming in contact with and my brain is still very fuzzy.
Miss E has a particularly acute sense of smell and spent one morning going round my garden smelling all the plants to see which ones would make good perfumes or good teas. Here she is making Lemon Balm and Black Peppermint tea. I have always enjoyed Lemon Balm tea, but it was Miss E’s idea to add a leaf of mint – delicious!
In a tea pot put a handful of lemon balm sprigs, two leaves of peppermint and one ordinary tea bag.
Fill with boiling water.
Leave for 2 minutes, if you are not superstitious, give it a stir.
Pour into cups and enjoy.
The taste is quite sweet enough for me but Miss E likes to add a little honey.
Also good as a cold or chilled drink.
Miss E asked how we could drink this in the winter, we talked of drying, but she wanted to do something instantly, so I suggested that we put the herbs into ice cubes. She chopped them up with scissors in cup (by far the best way to chop), packed an ice cube tray with the herbs and then poured the cooled tea over them.
Photo prompt next week: SOFT. What would you photograph?