The lightning bugs are blazing, and the humidity is high and there's nothing better then sitting back with an ice cold beverage. Here are a few ways I like my tea (and it's not sweet).
First off, I boil a few cups of water and add 6-8 green tea bags to a half gallon jar. Then I fill it with cold water and remove the bags.
When my lemon balm gets to big and is about to flower I cut it all down and rinse it off, then add it to a pot of boiling water and steep it for 3 minutes. After it cools pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. I add these to my plain ole tea for a burst of flavor, not to mention the health benefits of lemon balm. You could also use lemon grass or lemon verbena herbs.
If you have kids you could make a healthy version of lemon aid by adding a *simple syrup to the lemon balm tea. Then add strawberries and fresh basil for extra sweetness-it's delish!
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