Thursday, July 28, 2011
Summer Herbal Tea
I made this up a couple years ago and it has def. been a summer favorite for me as well as for my kids. If you can't drink black tea because of the caffeine (or other reasons), give this a try.
3 parts red raspberry leaf tea (not raspberry flavored)
1 part peppermint tea
1. Steep tea as your normally would. For me I use enough boiled water for a 2 quart pitcher. I usually add in 6 Red Raspberry tea bags and 2 Peppermint Tea Bags. If I have bulk, each tea bag itself usually contains about 1 teaspoon of loose tea. I steep for 10 - 15 minutes, then take the tea bags out.
2. Add sweetener to taste - honey, stevia, etc...
It's that simple. What you're left with is a refreshing glass of tea for those hot summer days. Below are some benefits of each of these teas. Use caution when drinking peppermint tea while pregnant. Spearmint is generally a better option.
Red Raspberry Leaf