Fight Aging With Every Meal: Lavender and Catnip Dreamtime Tea

April/May 2011
http://www.motherearthliving.com/Cooking-Methods/fight-aging-lavender-catnip-dreamtime-tea.aspx



Photography by Howard Lee Puckett; Styling by Virginia Cravens-Houston and Judy Feagin

For a deep, restful sleep, end your day with the healthy benefits of decaf green tea, combined with calming, soporific herbs. SERVES 1

• 2 cups boiling water
• 1 decaf green tea bag OR 1 decaf green tea bag and 1 chamomile tea bag
• 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh lavender buds
• 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh catnip
• Honey

1. Pour water over tea bags, lavender and catnip; cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags.

2. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a cup, discarding herbs. Serve with honey.


Letitia L. Star is a healthy living writer who frequently writes about cooking and growing herbs. 

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