At Home Activity: Fresh Herbal Tea
Fresh herbal tea
In this week’s at home activity, we would like to share a mid-summers idea that took us out into our herb gardens. Here in the family farmyard we have what is called an “edible landscape.” This means that many of the trees, bushes and plants that we have planted over the years are edible, be it a fruit tree, a garden vegetable or a medicinal herb. In July our edible landscape begins to flourish. A wonderful way to enjoy this edible landscape is to make a batch of fresh herbal tea. If you have an herb garden at home, see if you have any of these herbs and if you do not, this can give you an idea of a few herbs to plant next year! Or, come on down to the farm for a visit and check out our edible landscape. We are open 7 days a week to the public, limited tickets are sold in 2 hour time slots, visit https://shop.pinelandfarms.org/collections/all-classes-events/2-hour-farm-pass to purchase your pass!
Herbal tea recipe:
- Lemon balm
This herbal blend is great for relaxation and stress relief : )
Harvest your herbs and set some water to boil. You can use the herbs fresh, which is the way we like to do it, but you can also dry them. If you have a tea pot with a built in strainer, fill your pot with a mix of your harvested herbs and boiling water. Let it steep for 10-15 minutes. If you do not have a tea pot you can also make a one-cup batch of tea by putting your herbs into a mug, filling it with boiling water, letting it steep for 10-15 minutes and then straining out the fresh herbs. Sip and enjoy!