Making tea is one of the easiest and loveliest way to incorporate herbal medicine into your daily life. However, in Summer it can be a challenge to sip away at some of our favourite hot beverages... this is where the cold herbal infusions come in!
One of my favourites is a combination of mint and lemon balm - two really easy to grow herbs that you can pop into your garden or in a pot in a balcony or sunny shelf.
So easy to make:
- Pick a small handful of leaves from each plant (they look similar by the way so you might need to smell them to check you are getting both)
- Wash the leave well so no bugs or dirt gets into your tea
- Put some filtered water into a saucepan, add as much or as little as you like
- Add the washed leaves into the saucepan, put the lid on and turn stove on to the lowest heat
- Once the water starts bubbling, you can remove the saucepan from the stove
- Leave to cool and then using a thin strainer or cheesecloth, strain the water into an air-tight jar
- Store in the fridge so you can sip throughout the day
This should be fine to leave in the fridge for the week, if it will last that long ;)