I love to drink this tea iced in the summer with a sprig of fresh lemon balm. Served hot in late winter, it’s a wonderful, wake up call reminding me June’s strawberries are right around the corner.
If you don’t have dried strawberries, omit them from the dried recipe and add one or two fresh strawberries per cup of water to your tea pot just before you add the water.
- 2 cups Tonic, Building Block Tea Mix or 2 cups Nettle leaf plus 1 Tablespoon each Oat straw, Oat Tops, Borage Leaf
- 1 Tablespoon Calendula flowers, dried
- 2 Tablespoon Skullcap leaves, dried
- 1/4 cup dried Strawberries
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 spoon
- a resealable container large enough to hold the finished product
- a label
- Pour the herbs into the mixing bowl and gently stir them with a spoon. Try not to break up the plant parts since this will release the essential oils.
- Pour the mix into a resealable container.
- Label the container with the name of the mix, ingredients and date mixed.
Storage and Use
Store your Strawberry Rejuvenation Mix in a labeled resealable container in a cool dark place.
Infuse one tablespoon of tea mix into eight ounces of boiling water for ten minutes to make a cup of tea.
One fresh strawberry per 8 ounces of water may be added to the tea just before you pour the water as a substitute for the dried strawberries.
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