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Lavender Chamomile Mint Tea with Lemon and Honey

Perhaps the ultimate summer refresher!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 88 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 1/2 cup dried chamomile
  • 1/2 cup dried peppermint leaves
  • 1/2 cup dried nettle leaves
  • 1 generous pinch ground cayenne pepper

For each pitcher (optional)

  • juice of 2 whole lemons
  • 1/4 cup honey dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water

Instructions

For the tea:

  • Combine first 5 ingredients (lavender through cayenne pepper) in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

To make a pitcher of tea:

  • In a large kettle, boil 8 cups of water; remove from heat. Add 3 rounded tablespoons of tea to a tea ball and submerge in kettle. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes. Use a spoon to press tea against the tea ball walls to extract extra flavor. Stir in lemon juice and honey mixture.
  • Allow to cool, transfer to pitcher and refrigerate.
  • Serve with or without ice. Enjoy!