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 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.
Per serving: 1 cup, 0 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrates (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 0g protein.
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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