Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Detox Tea - Root Ginger with Fresh Lemonbalm

Our herb garden with all plants looking very healthy. Thanks to my father.

Lemonbalm plant
This plant is 2 years old and like mint it grows really well in any soil. Growing bigger each year. I mostly use it for garnishing dishes or making stock for lemonade but also for this ginger and lemon tea.





This tea is especially good for an upset tummy or nausea. Lemonbalm also relieves anxiety.


To make rosemary or mint or lemon balm tea

Place 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary or 4 large sprigs of fresh lemon balm or 4 large sprigs of fresh mint in a small flask and cover in 400ml boiling water (this is enough for two cups of tea) Put the lid on the flask and allow to infuse for 10 minutes. You can also use a teapot and tea cosy. I sometimes place the herbs in a mug and cover with boiling water, then cover with some cling film and then tin foil to allow the tea to infuse.


To make Root Ginger and Fresh Lemonbalm Tea

To prepare the tea, slice a 1 inch piece of fresh unpeeled root ginger. Place the ginger pieces and 4 lemonbalm leaves in a flask and cover with 400mls boiling water. Cover with the lid and allow to infuse for 20 minutes. Pour and enjoy.

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