RECIPES & STORIES
"It's the Simple things in Life"
Makes: 4 Servings
This herbal tisane is very soothing and even has a light sensation of romance about it. From the gorgeous color, to its assortment of flavor profiles—floral, citrusy and sweet—it entices all the senses. The chamomile, which has many healing properties, offers relaxation. Also just that little hint of lavender makes the French countryside come to mind. Once you get your hands on edible lavender flowers, which last forever as a little goes a long way, the remainder of this recipe uses readily available ingredients. The end product is a gorgeously delicious tisane that you can make at home at a fraction of the cost of gourmet teas.
The delightful and funny thing I have discovered is that both my kids love to drink this tea cold. It makes for a desirable substitute to sugary fruit juice.
4 cups of water
1 chamomile tea bag
1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon of edible lavender flowers
honey to taste (about 3 tablespoons)
Place all the ingredients into a teapot and pour in 4 cups of boiling water. Let the tea and lavender flowers steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and pour the tea into teacups using a strainer (to separate the lavender flowers).
A tea cozy is wonderful at keeping tea warm for long periods of time, so I highly recommend getting one.
To make an iced version of this tisane, simply brew all the ingredients in 2 cups of boiled water, remove the teabag after 5 minutes and then add 2 cups of ice cubes. Chill in the fridge before serving.