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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Herbal Tea by Verda Smedley

Herbal Tea Where would we be without herbal tea? In the list of possible combinations that follows you will see many of the herbs and flowers we have already discussed as companion plants to your vegetables and all of those beneficial insects. For those of you who haven’t tried making tea beyond the use of commercially prepared tea bags I can assure you it is easy. Simply take 2 Tablespoons of fresh herbs or 1 Tablespoon of dried herbs (in any combination) and put them in a cup or a little basket infuser placed inside a cup. Then simply pour boiling water over the herbs and allow them to steep for 5 minutes. For a larger amount  vt of tea like a four-cup pot add one extra portion of herbs. Note that if you like to add milk to your tea and the herbal combination includes citrus or tart, acidic berries, the milk will probably curdle.
Chamomile and Apple Mint
Peppermint and Ginger
Basil, Lemon Verbena, and Thyme
Chamomile and Valerian
Elderberry, Rose Hips, and Bay
Chicory, Ginseng, and Cinnamon
Fennel and Goldenrod
Jasmine, Orange Peel, and Sage
Horehound and Chamomile
Nettle, Ginger, and Hyssop
Rose Petals, Rose Hips, and Raspberry Leaf
Lemon Grass, Rosemary, and Thyme
Thyme, Sassafras, and Strawberry Leaf
Savory, Lemon Grass, and Scented Geranium
Blueberry Leaf, Beebalm, and Ginger
Lemon Verbena, and Borage
Anise, Chamomile, and Costmary
Angelica, Clove, Orange Peel, and Nutmeg
Marjoram, Anise, and Lemon Verbena
Spearmint, Elderberry, and Lemon Balm
Please consider picking up a copy of the Complete Book of Herbs by Leslie Bremness. That book is a must-have for all things herbal and remains after many years one of my favorites. Some of these tea combos can be found in her book along with countless other recipes and formulas.


  1. They all sound very good, Iced on a Summer's day, good medicine also..

  2. We are limited only by our imaginations!