Since giving up caffeinated drinks a few years ago, I’ve become a connoisseur of herbal tea. The top shelf of our pantry is a collection of jars with all sorts of strange looking teas, which are regularly consumed by our household. I had a break-through ‘lightbulb moment’ the other day with my naturopath, Nellie. She had on her desk a lovely jug of hot water filled with fresh herbs. What a great idea! Why do we have to drink only the dried stuff where there are so many fresh and delicious herbs out there? So I headed home and made a jug and it was delicious. There are so many great combinations out there and as a rule… if you can eat the herb fresh then you can put it in hot water and drink it.
1-2 sprigs of your favourite fresh herbs from the garden (in this jug is English mint and rosemary)
1-2 teaspoons of honey, to taste
1. Boil your kettle.
2. Wash the herbs and place them in a teapot or heat-proof jug.
3. Once kettle is boiled, let it sit for a minute and then pour over herbs.
4. Drink after a few minutes or leave for drinking during the day. Would also be nice chilled with a few slices of lemon!
Thanks, Nellie. You super star! Check out Nellie’s Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/nellienature