In the vast world of herbal teas, few flavours capture the essence of summer quite like lemon.
The zesty tang, combined with the soothing properties of the Lemon Balm herb, creates a beverage that's both invigorating and calming.
Lemon Balm stands out for its gentle, minty undertones and its age-old reputation as a relaxing herb.
As the sun shines brighter and the days grow warmer, there's no better way to cool down and rejuvenate than with a glass of Lemon Balm Iced Tea.
Lemon Balm Iced Tea
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Brewing Time: 4-7 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
- 4 Lemon Balm tea bags (English Breakfast also works well!)
- 4 cups of boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 lemon, sliced
- Ice cubes
- Lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Brewing the Tea: Begin by boiling 4 cups of water in a kettle or saucepan. Once the water reaches boiling point, pour it into a heatproof jug to cool. Immerse the Lemon Balm tea bags (Or English Breakfast) into the hot water, ensuring they are fully submerged. Allow the tea bags to steep for about 4-7 minutes to extract the full flavour and benefits.
Sweetening the Brew: While the tea is still warm, stir in the honey or agave syrup. Mix well until the sweetener is completely dissolved, ensuring an even sweetness throughout the drink.
Infusing Fresh Flavours: Add the sliced lemon to the jug, allowing the fresh juice to meld with the herbal notes of the tea.
Cooling Down: Allow the tea to come to room temperature. Once cooled, place the jug in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until the tea is chilled.
Serving the Iced Tea: Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the chilled Lemon Balm tea over the ice, filling each glass about three-quarters full. Garnish with an additional slice of lemon and a sprig of mint for a refreshing touch.
Sip and Relax.
Kitchen Tip: For an extra layer of flavour; consider grating some lemon zest to garnish, or adding a splash of sparkling water to your iced tea just before serving. This gives a refreshing effervescence that's perfect for hot summer days.
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