Sun teas.

Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 07:35:27 -0400
To: The Culinary Herbs & Spices List <HERBS.HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM>
From: "Janice D. Seals" <DianeTN5.AOL.COM>
Subject: Herbal Sun Teas

Place herbs and flowers in a gallon jug of water and set this in the sun early in the day. By late afternoon, the sun has brewed for you a nice jug of tea for your evening cookout. You can add honey or sugar just remember to shake it or stir it up good before you strain it to serve. Make sure you use a lid or cover the top so bugs or anything else can't get in it. Even if you don't have all of the herbs listed in each of these recipes these will give you an idea of some of the combinations of herbs and flowers you can use to make sun tea.

Lemon Tea
A handful each of lemon catnip, lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon basil, and some lemon and tangerine-scented marigolds, plus 1 cup of honey, if desired. Place all in a gallon jug of water. Citrus peel, optional.

Herb flavored Tea
A handful each of spearmint, lemon balm, and chamomile flowers, 3 or 4 regular tea bags, and 3 packets of low-calorie sugar substitute.

Minty Balm Tea
A handful each of applemint, peppermint, lemon balm, and bee balm leaves and flowers. Honey, if desired.

Celestial Seasonings & Lemon Tea
4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags, 2 or 3 handfuls of lime balm, a few lemon-and tangerine-scented marigolds, and 1 cup of honey.

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