Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I found these two neat recipes here - http://oldfashionedliving.com/lavender2.html
They look really neat! :-)
Lavender Tea Blend
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers
2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoon fresh lemon balm
2 cups boiling water
In a teapot, combine the herbs. Add boiling water to the pot and steep 5 minutes. Serve with honey. Makes two cups of tea. If you want to add a black tea bag or loose tea of your choice you can add another cup of boiling water and make 3 cups of a stronger tea.
Charming Lavender Tea Gift
You will need:
1/3 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
4 teaspoons orange pekoe tea
New or vintage tea cup and saucer
small plastic bag, or plastic wrap
Mix the herbs and tea then place in a piece of plastic wrap or a small bag and tie tightly with a ribbon. Place in the clean dry tea cup, with the tea ball (they are very inexpensive and can be found in most store kitchen sections) Include a note that this should steep for five minutes in boiled water. Wrap in tissue paper and place in a gift bag for a great gift for teachers and co-workers.
(Or anyone! :-)).