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Lemon Verbena Iced Tea

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Total time 20 mins
Yield

Serves 6 to 8

Upon sipping this infusion, Scott's guests often exclaim, "What is this wonderful tea?" To yield cup after cup of delectable tea, plant lemon verbena--a perennial shrub--in a corner of your garden.

Ingredients

  • About 50 lemon verbena leaves, lemon balm, or mint leaves (or a combination)

How to Make It

  1. Heat 2 qts. water to almost but not quite boiling. Put lemon verbena leaves in a tall container. Pour hot water over leaves and let steep at least 10 minutes; taste and let steep longer (up to overnight, chilled) if you'd like it stronger.

  2. Chill, strain, and serve over ice cubes (with flowers frozen into them, if you like).

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