Makes 1 1/2 quarts
This warm, spicy tea will take the chill off a midwinter afternoon.
• 6 cups water
• 3 teaspoons black tea (or 2 tea bags)
• 5 rose geranium leaves
• 6 whole cloves
• 1 cinnamon stick
1. Put the water on to boil. Place the remaining ingredients in a large tea ball or small muslin bag and place in a generous-sized warm teapot.
2. Pour in the boiling water and steep, covered, for 3 to 10 minutes.
3. Remove the tea ball or bag and serve.
Jim Becker and his wife, Dotti, grow more than seventy-five kinds of scented pelargoniums at Goodwin Creek Gardens in Williams, Oregon. He is the author of An Everlasting Garden (Interweave Press, 1994) and coauthor with Faye Brawner of Scented Geraniums (Interweave Press, 1996).