Monday, July 27, 2009
Lemon Verbena and Hibiscius Tea
It is really hot here. I think it may have even reached 96 degrees. Have I mentioned yet we do not have air conditioning either? The house is open at night and then closed up during the day to keep it cool. The house warms to around 85 on the hottest days and sometimes when it does not cool down at night I go to SF in protest. I bought lemon balm at the farmers market on saturday, and decided to make sun tea with it today along with lemon slices and hibiscus flowers for a little treat to beat the heat. I use stevia for sweetening my teas, but agave nectar would be a substitute. I think that kids love sun teas. Something about the magic of the sun transforming things makes it special. A real seasonal treat!