I was overwhelmingly pleased by this simple recipe. It tastes as good as, or better than, the expensive herbal (and organic) teas bought at the supermarket. My son chugs his (when it cools enough to do so) and requests more. And I'd much rather treat his cold symptons naturally than with drugs
In the past, I've had sporadic success with my own home-grown concoctions (I've been known to serve my mother "mint tea" brewed from some random weed, while I was working and living at our family cabin..it's a wonder, I didn't kill us all.), but the tea was so good and so easy to make, I'm drying some spearmint and lemon balm for the winter. Drying is simple, just wash and hang in bunches, somewhere with good air flow preferably.Also, chamomile is a nice addition to any tea (about 1T per cup), and easy to dry, if your husband doesn't, um, decide to deadhead your chamomile plant for you (Hubby, I love you!). For those of you who may not know, the flower head is the useable part of the chamomile plant, just add it fresh/dried to the tea during the steeping process. Dry it by hanging in bunches, or spreading the flower heads out in one layer on a paper towel.
Oh and if you'd like a spearmint or lemon balm "start"...I share. :)