February 12th is Hot Tea Day. For those who know me well, experimenting with herbal tea is a fun passtime.
This recipe for Lavender Mint Tea was inspired by a visit to the RED TEA BOX, an institution on Queen Street, in Toronto. I went with my son and his girlfriend and we drank tea from bone china cups and mis-matched dinnerware. This tea was a favourite served with tea biscuits and raspberry jam.
The combination of lavender and mint is recommended as an aid to digestion.
Lavender Mint Tea
· 1/2 cup Mint Leaf
· 2 Tablespoons Dried Lavender
Mix all and store in an air-tight container.
Bring water to boil. Let cool 30—45 seconds.
Place 1-2 tsp per cup of water into a paper tea filter or a tea ball.
Pour boiled water over the tea. Let steep for 5 minutes.
Optional: Serve with a slice of lemon and or honey to taste.
Lavender flowers and mint are both available at Food For Thought, a health food store in downtown St John's.
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