Warm weather, hard work, and growing plants calls for a cold glass of homemade iced tea.
I have had a few requests for this recipe.
Yes! Ice cubes with violets inside.
The kids love them.
Bee-Balm Iced Tea
2 cups (not packed) Fresh bee balm
A few sprigs of peppermint (3 tbsp)
A couple sprigs of chamomile (2tbsp)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar or honey
1.5 litres of boiling water
Bring water to a boil.
Add this to a glass bowl along with the herbs. Cover.
Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Strain and add the sugar or honey and the lemon juice.
Stir and refrigerate.
This tea is great served as a hot tea too!
And the violet ice cubes:
Fill the ice cube tray half full then put in your violets.
Deep freeze for about an hour or so.
Take out and fill the trays completely, then freeze.