Lemon Balm Tea



You can make herb tea from fresh herbs and edible flowers growing in your garden, you don’t have to dry them. Today I gathered some lemon balm, spearmint leaves and calendula flowers and stuffed them into my French press, poured boiling water over the lot and let it steep for about 10 minutes. The fragrant tea was so luscious that I decided to drink it hot with some leftover banana oatmeal muffins and gooseberry jam. You could also chill and serve later for ice tea. Right now I need to rethink my too effective strategy for eradicating my lemon balm. (It is a mint and will take over your garden.) This fresh lemon balm and calendula flower tea is a lovely summer drink. Now I have to wait for the lemon balm to grow.