These shortcakes highlight the strawberries natural flavour. We mascerate the berries, creating an easy, natural sauce.
Fresh Verbena or Mint Tea
Making tea out of fresh herbs is as simple as pouring hot water over a handful of your favourite leaves and letting it steep for about 5 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the more flavourful your tea will be.
For Verbena Tea:
Pick a small handful of verbena leaves from the tips of the plant. You should have about ¼ cup. Wash thoroughly. Fill a tea pot with boiling water to heat the pot. Drain, place the leaves in the pot, cover with 2 cups boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. Serve piping hot, with about ½ tbsp honey.
For Mint Tea:
Rinse 4 to 5 mint leave and place them upside in a glass. Pour hot water over the mint and let steep for about 5 minutes.