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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.