Fresh iced tea
When I’m in the country side , I love trying out new herbal teas! I can’t help myself… I’ll drink about 1 liter of it a day! My balcony in Amsterdam is also home to an impressive array of herbs, but having a huge garden like this where you can pick the most delicious mixture of herbs is a totally different ball game.
Effects of the herbs
Lemon balm: Strengthens your nerves, calms your nervous system and stimulates menstruation. It’s great for alleviating heart palpitations and migraines and it helps you sleep soundly with pleasant dreams. A great drink before bedtime!
Sage: Works as an antimicrobial, but doesn’t harm any of the good bacteria help your body function properly.
Lavender: A great herb that helps relieve headaches and calms your nerves. It also combats flatulence, dizziness and bad breath.
Rosemary: Cleanses your body from the inside out and is great for digestion.
Pansies: A cleansing herb that relaxes and clarifies your skin – especially the skin on your face. Great for people who suffer from acne!
Source: Lexicon der geneeskruiden – Mellie Uyldert
A small handful of lemon balm
10 sage leaves
5 lavender stalks
5 sprigs of rosemary
Pick the fresh herbs from your garden, terrace or balcony and place them in a sieve. Rinse them with some water and transfer them to your teapot. Boil 1,5 liters of water and let it cool to 80°C – this helps to retaining the aroma of the herbs. Let your tea brew for 10 minutes, pour some in a little cup, add a teaspoon of honey and enjoy your delicious healthy cup of tea!
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