This year I took on a new task— a task to create my own herbal tea from scracth. I purchased seeds from Burpees Gardens and started my harvest in April of 2018. At the top of spring, my plants were growing excessively. Some seeds were required more work than others so I had buy more seeds, and shower them with more love and care. Three months later and I already had enough leaves to last the fall/winter months.
Beginning of the journey! My lemongrass was just a little baby and my spearmint was hardly a new born!
A few weeks past and it sprung out of nowhere.
I thought I would have enough to share in time for my tea party but I needed to be patient with my plants. They need to mature to its full potential. As I waited, day by day, I could smell the aroma from every stem. There’s nothing like the freshness of plants/herbs that you grow on your own.
Until one day, I woke up from a nap and realized summer is almost over I need to enjoy the fruits/plants of my labor (no pun intended).
Thats when I combined and created a lemongrass spearmint tisane. It includes:
- 1 grassleaf
- 3 spearmint leaves
- Boiling water
The aroma was to die for, the freshness immediately opened your nostrils. I let it sit for about 30 minutes. I wanted to make sure I could enjoy the taste of the tea at a room temperature and perhaps enjoy it chilled in the morning!
Benefits of the two herbs together include:
- Removal of toxins
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve mood
- Fight cold and flu
- Aid digestion
- The list goes on…
If you can make time to harvest your own plants and herbs. It’s a liberating feeling knowing you are able to grow some God’s earthly gifts!