"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lemon Balm Sun Tea

My Lemon Balm in the herb garden is starting to grow off the hook! I have been dying for some sun tea so I decided to steep some up and throw in sprigs of Lemon Balm. It turned out quite delish and was super easy! And refreshing and relaxing to enjoy on the patio :)

All you need is a sun tea pitcher or a glass jar with a lid.
Pour in 2 quarts of cold water. Add 5 tea bags to the water (I use regualr tea, but you could pick your poision) and also add about 6 sprigs of Lemon Balm. Screw the lid on and let it steep in the sun!

I set mine out early morning so it can steep all day. When the sun goes down, I bring it in and put it in the fridge overnight. Then, the following day I enjoy over ice.....and maybe with some liquor!


Stephanie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

thanks for the post - I've been wanting to try this. I always have lots of lemon balm :)

Emily on the Southern Prairie said...