Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lavender 'n' Lemon Tisane

With winter fast approaching, efforts are being made by those who enjoy and grow herbs to harvest and preserve them before cold weather arrives. Naturally dried herbs from a home garden make a great addition to recipes like tomato sauce, soup, breads, and cookies. And they also make delightful tisanes. 

Here's a recipe for Lavender 'n' Lemon Tisane that is sure to bring comfort and joy during the coldest months of winter.

1 cup lemon verbena, dried and crumbled

1 cup lemon balm, dried
1/3 cup lavender bud, dried
1/2 cup chamomile, dried

Blend ingredients together in a small bowl. When well mixed, transfer to a pint jar and seal with a lid. Tie jar with a raffia or satin bow. Include a handmade gift tag that has these instructions:

To brew tisane:  Use 1 1/2 tsp. per 8 ounces of boiling water. Steep for 5 minutes. Then strain. Sweeten with honey or stevia. Enjoy!

If you prefer a more full-bodied tea, you can add loose leaf black tea to the ingredient mix. You may want to steep less time with this addition. Or instead, replace the chamomile with your favorite green tea. The possibilities are endless!


  1. Mmmm! I can't do chamomile, so do you think I could just leave that out?

  2. That sounds good. I have the lemon balm, lemon verbena, and lavender in my garden but no chamomile. I could try it without, or maybe purchase some chamomile.

  3. Mmm, this sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week.


  4. I can just imagine the smell and flavour of this herbal tea. I'm so glad I bought a teapot with a large infuser that can hold a good amount of herbs.

  5. I am wondering if this would help someone with a cold - sounds delicious. Thanks for linking to Friends Sharing Tea - you have so many great ideas.

  6. This looks like a lovely combination of herbs.


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