Brew up this delicious herb beverage anywhere you have sun—on your porch or patio, on a windowsill or even at a campsite. Garnish the tea with fresh cucumber spears, sliced strawberries or organically grown nasturtium flowers instead of the citrus, if you like.
2 handfuls fresh herbs (such as mint and rosemary, basil and chopped lemongrass stalks, cilantro and lavender)
3 very thin slices peeled fresh ginger
1/2 lemon or orange, thinly sliced into rounds
Honey, agave or sugar for sweetening (optional)
In a large glass jar, combine 8 cups water, herbs and ginger. Stir mixture with a spoon to help release the flavorful oils in the herbs. Cover the jar and set it in a sunny place for 6 to 8 hours. Alternatively, place the jar in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Strain out herbs and ginger, add lemon or orange slices, and sweeten tea if desired. Serve over ice. Will keep refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.
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