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Winter Herb Tea Mix Recipe

Winter Herb Tea Mix Recipe

This caffeine-free option is a sweet-spicy blend of mint, sage, rosemary, thyme and honey that melts away winter blahs. —Sue Gronholz (Field Editor), Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons dried mint
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each serving):
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 lemon wedge

Directions

  • 1. In a small airtight container, combine the herbs. Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  • 2. To prepare tea: Place 1-1/2 teaspoons tea mix in a glass measuring cup. With the end of a wooden spoon handle, crush mixture until aromas are released. Add boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain tea into a mug, discarding herbs. Stir in honey; serve with lemon. Yield: 18 servings (9 tablespoons tea mix).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup hot tea equals 27 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.