As we approach midsummer, the skies are clear and the days are long. We love sitting outside at dusk, watching the bats flit and flop above our street, listening to all the neighborhood sounds. As the night comes on, it makes for perfect stargazing and this is the perfect relaxing tea recipe for an evening under the stars (no pre-sleep caffeine in this recipe)...
Stargazing Tea for Two
1 1/2 teaspoon organic Spearmint Leaf
1 teaspoon organic Raspberry Leaf
1 teaspoon organic Skullcap
1 teaspoon organic Red Clover Blossoms
1 teaspoon organic Hibiscus flowers
1 teaspoon organic Elder berries, dried
1 teaspoon organic Elder flowers
6-8 organic dried Rosebuds, whole
Combine all ingredients and put in a large tea ball, nest, infuser, strainer, or bag. Bring 3-4 cups of water to boil and pour over herbs in a tea pot. Allow to steep for 4-5 minutes. Carry out into the garden with two sturdy mugs and enjoy under the stars!