Today we want to show you how to make a soothing herbal tea using fresh herbs and simple ingredients you might already have in your kitchen or garden. It's a fragrant infusion that will help you feel at your best, thanks to its many health benefits.
Preparing tea from herbs is very easy and quite fun, as you can experiment with different flavour combinations every time. For this recipe, we selected three herbs common in the Mediterranean diet: basil, rosemary, and mint. Then, we complemented the blend with fresh ginger root and lemon peel.
All you need to make this tea is a pan and strainer, but you could use a teapot with an incorporated infuser if you have it. Let the herbs simmer and infuse in hot water for at least 10 minutes before filtering them. You'll see the tea getting darker as more plant pigments leak from leaves into the water. So by adjusting the infusion time, you can get a milder or stronger flavour to your liking.
This herbal tea has a lovely aroma that combines fresh, pungent, and peppery notes. We chose mint, basil, and rosemary as they are some of the best herbs used to make herb tea. They're also very easy to find at the supermarket, to grow on a windowsill or in the back garden. Moreover, we especially love them for their beneficial properties.
Mint is well known to aid digestion and ease irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, while basil and rosemary help control blood sugars . Rosemary also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects. We paired these herbs with lemon peel for its high antioxidants and ginger root for its anti-nausea and powerful medicinal properties. Basically, this tea is a great booster if you are feeling a bit down!
What we love about this recipe is that you can have the tea either hot or cold. So, brew a big batch of this herbal infusion and sip it throughout the day to stay hydrated and support your body. It's also great as a soothing drink after lunch or dinner, maybe with an halva cube on the side. Enjoy!