It’s hot! How about a nice glass of iced herb tea? With the mint and lemon grass competing for space in one of my raised beds, I decided to help all of us out by taking some of each and combining them into a cooling drink.
There are so many recipes out there for herb teas, but you just bring water to boiling, stir in chopped leaves and some sweetener and let it brew.
4 sprigs of mint, leaves, and stem
4 stalks of lemon grass with the bulb attached
4 cups water
1-2 tbs honey
Wash the herbs under cold running water.
Fill a large saucepan with the water and toss in the herbs.
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Strain into a container. Add honey to taste. Let cool.
Pour into a pretty jug or glass and add ice and lemon or lime slices or wedges if you like.