Sparkle Kitchen
sparkle kitchen: homemade iced lemon mint tea

2015-06-11
sparkle kitchen: homemade iced lemon mint tea

Tea, when made with the right ingredients, truly does have the power to help and heal. In this week’s Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story "Animal Hospital", Martin and Sylvia, along with some help from Momma, worked to gather ingredients for a special healing tea for their sick dog. For Bill-Bill, they chose ingredients specifically with his tummy troubles in mind.

Sometimes even just the ritual of tea can be enough to make little ones and grown-ups feel better. A warm beverage and the care that went into making it, can be just the thing to calm and soothe.

Today, we’re going to show you how to make a fresh tea with simple ingredients. Serve it hot or iced, either way it’ll quench thirsts and spirits.



Homemade Iced Lemon Mint Tea

Ingredients

1 1/2 Quarts of Water

Lemon, Peeled

Handful of Mint

Honey, if desired



Directions

Start by gathering your supplies. If you have mint growing in your garden, like we do, now is a good time to pick a handful.

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Take your lemon and carefully slice of the peel, leaving behind as much of the bitter pith as you can.

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Bring 1 1/2 quarts of water to a boil.

Add the lemon peel and the mint. Boil for one minute then remove from heat. Let stand for five minutes.

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Strain the tea, removing all the lemon peel and mint.

Serve hot or iced. With honey or without. It’s up to you!


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About the Authors

Andrea Folsom

Sparkle Crafts Blogger

Andrea Folsom describes herself as a writer, editor, creative maker, and eternal optimist. She is passionate about learning and sharing new creative techniques, making beautiful spaces, and talking about the social-emotional benefits of creativity and art. She runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Danielle Reiner.

Danielle Reiner

Sparkle Crafts Blogger

Danielle Reiner describes herself as a creative, a maker, and a mama. At the heart of her story is creativity, though that hasn’t always been the case. She rediscovered her deeply hidden creativity early in adulthood – with a ball of yarn and a couple of knitting needles – and hasn't stopped since. Danielle also runs Crafting Connections - a website providing inspiration, practical advice, and projects for creative families - with her close friend Andrea Folsom.

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