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Lemon grass.


Stevia. Other great herbs for tea German chamomile (Maticaria recutita), or Roman or

English chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Both types can be used for teas. These tiny white and yellow daisy-like flowers have a sweet apple flavour. A favourite bedtime tea ritual and great base for mixing, you can harvest it any time after the white petals appear. Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus). A staple in Asian

dishes, lemon grass also makes great tea. The herb looks like a clump of tall grass and can look stunning in the garden or in planters. It is often used in teas to ward off colds and flus or to aid digestion. Lavender (Lavandula): Lavender flowers and buds make

a relaxing tea with a unique floral taste. Try mixing it with chamomile, mint or lemon balm, it is great hot or cold! Echinacea: Use leaves and flower buds just as they

begin to open for tea. Echinacea is great for boosting the immune system and as an aid for colds and flus. Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). Leaves are known as

cilantro, but the plant produces seeds (coriander) that lend a warm, citrusy flavor to tea. Leaves can be used as well and offer a fresh, crisp flavour.

Fennel. Common sage. Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). Use the leaves or seeds to

add a licorice flavour to teas. Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla). Produces a strong

lemon taste and can be harvested at any time. Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). Related to mints

and hyssop, it is referred to as licorice mint and adds a hint of licorice flavour. Harvest leaves and flowers for tea. Angelica (Angelica archangelica). Produces a slightly

bitter tea used to invigorate. Roses (Rosa rugosa). Use the hips or petals from any

organically grown fragrant variety. Harvest when blooms are just past their peak. Hips make a dark red, tart lemon- orange flavoured tea. Lemon thyme (Thymus citriodorus). Excellent tea for

relieving congestion. Sage (Salvia officinalis) and Pineapple sage (Salvia

elegans). Teas can be used to relieve colds or headaches among other things. It is also wonderful mixed with slices of fresh orange. Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana). A natural sugar substitute, add stevia leaves to sweeten any tea.

Lemon verbena.

Lemon Balm.

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