Chamomile Lavender Mint Iced Tea

Photo: John Clark
Super-soothing lavendar and chamomile make this caffeine-free, herbal iced tea recipe the ultimate in summer relaxation.

Yield:

Makes 14 cups

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Ingredients

1 loosely packed cup fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender
1 1/2 tablespoons dried chamomile (or 4 chamomile tea bags)

Preparation

1. Crush mint leaves and put in a 1-gal. lidded jar. Add lavender and chamomile.

2. Fill jar with water to within 2 in. of rim. Cover and refrigerate 6 hours. Pour through a cheesecloth-lined colander into pitcher for serving.

Note:

Willow Light, owner of Spa Willamina in Portland, Oregon created this concoction, which is even better the day after it's made.

Willow Light,

Spa Willamina, Portland, Oregon,

June 2008