Herbal Tea

Using a non-metallic pot, bring 1 gallon of water up to, but not boiling.

Add a double handful of Mint of your choice, a double handful of Lemon Balm leaves, 1 1/2 Cups of Lemon Verbena leaves, and 1 cup of chopped Lemon Grass; which have been picked fresh and rinsed to remove any dust particles.

Reduce fire to simmer for 30 minutes. Lightly mash the herbs with a non metallic spoon to help release some of the oils. Remove and let set to cool. Strain through a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Refrigerate until time to use. Will keep for several days.

Measure out 2 cups of the infusion to one gallon of weak tea. Add 1 cup of Orange Juice and serve over ice.

This is one of the ways to make use of your herbs, when they are flourishing fully; besides it is so nice to have this on hand for a refreshing drink anytime.