Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lemon Honeybush Tea - Herbal tea formula #6 in a series

Time For Tea

Lemon Honeybush Tea

This is the sixth post in a series of herbal tea recipes on this blog, I hope you enjoy them.

Lemon Honeybush Tea: This very tasty and fragrant tea is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Lemon Myrtle has antiviral, as well as anti-bacterial properties. Honeybush is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and isoflavones.

I LOVE this tea. I know you will enjoy this tea blend too.



LEMON HONEYBUSH TEA Formula:

1.00 ounces  Dried Lemon Myrtle


1.00 ounces  Dried Honeybush



Method:

Mix the dried herbs together.
Store air-tight in a cool dark place.


To Brew Herbal Tea:

Bring purified water to a boil in a stove-top kettle.
Place 1 to 2 teaspoons desired loose leaf herbal tea blend into a cup.
Pour about 1 cup boiling water over the herbs and cover the cup.
Allow to steep 5 minutes.
Strain and sweeten if desired.
Enjoy!



Honeybush



Lemon Myrtle



Sun Tea Preparation:

Fill a 1/2-gallon jar with purified water.
Fill a reusable tea bag with desired herbal tea formula (or pour herbs in jar and just strain out later).
Set the jar outside in the sunshine for 6 hours or so.
Chill the tea.


Tips:

You may use a bamboo tea strainer or Tea-ball to make straining your teas a snap.

At our house, we use a French coffee press to make bigger batches of tea - it works great!

Enjoy this herbal blend hot or iced.

Enjoy a cup on cold winter mornings and evenings to chase away the winter chill. They also help chase away colds and are so comforting. Try adding a squeeze of lemon and raw honey when serving. Or make it sugar-free by sweetening with Stevia Glycerite (recipe on this blog). About 4 drops Stevia Glycerite is all you need to sweeten your mug of herbal tea! We find that a cup of hot herbal tea helps us relax before bedtime.

During the heat of summer, try brewing as a sun tea, and then serve chilled with some Stevia Glycerite to lightly sweeten, maybe a splash of lemon or lime and lots of ice. Iced herbal tea makes a great thirst quencher and is so much better for your family than sugar-filled sodas, and such.

To your health,

Leila