Scented Pelargonium Fragrances to Try: Rose Geranium Tea

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Enjoy a fragrant cup of tea made with rose geranium leaves

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.

Scented Pelargonium Fragrances to Try

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).

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