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Thursday, April 08, 2010
Catnip and Lemon Mint Tea
Our lemon mint is coming up everywhere this year, and our small patch of catnip mint came back. Both lemon mint and catnip make wonderful natural cups of hot tea. The catnip is best drunk in the evening as it can make you quiet sleepy and relaxed.
I use freshly picked leaves, at least seven large ones, and simply pour hot water over them in a cup. Steep for about a minute and a half. Remove leaves and serve.
I've made tea combining both mints, just double the recipe for the leaves(seven each). They are compatible, and the flavors complement one and other.
For a garnish, add some lawn violets (from a chemical free lawn) to your cup.