This Lemon Balm Tea Harvesting and Brewing Recipe is a simply fabulous method to unlock it’s many benefits. Often said to help ease stress and anxiety, lemon balm contains rosmarinic acid (a chemical compound with antioxidant properties). The herb is also used for insomnia, cold sores, high cholesterol, genital herpes, indigestion, and heartburn. In essential oil form, the scent of lemon balm is used to reduce stress.
Lemon balm tea can be one of the healing herbs that you can create in the comforts of your home. In order to create this tea, you can wash the lemon balm in water. Make sure that the water is cool. Put all the leaves in a mason quart jars.
For 1 cup of tea:
1. pour 1 cup of boiling water over a tea ball (containing 1 rounded tablespoon of the tea blend) inside teacup.
2. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
3. Remove tea bag from tea cup.
4. Sweeten with honey, if desired.
Twist the leaves if needed in order for them to fit. Include the stems.
Combine boiling water with the leaves until the mason jar if full. Combine the mixture by crushing and pressing them using a spoon. Get the lid of the jars and wait for the mixture to cool. After the cooling period, strain the mixture.
You can use a half gallon mason jar for the juice. What you have is now a concentrated tea. You should dilute it half in order for it to be drinkable. You can add cold water to the half of the mixture if you prefer. If you prefer to have a weaker tea dilute a quarter of the mixture with cold water. You can go with three quarters if you want it to be a little stronger.
You also have the option to add some simple syrup, sugar or honey if you prefer a sweeter cup of tea. Add a dash of lime or lemon juice if you want a citrus flavour. You can freeze the rest of the mixture and make them your little tea bags in the morning. This is a very healthy beverage that you can drink as an alternative from soda.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a herb in the mint family.
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