Celebrate National Hot Tea Month


| 1/28/2014 3:12:00 PM


Happy January! I would like to talk about National Hot Tea Month before this month comes to an end! Because of my GERD I have had to give up drinking coffee. After replacing my morning beverage of choice with tea, I still have to be careful of caffeine (especially when I drink something that has black tea in it). Herbs in different combinations are appealing, but a single herb in a cup of hot water is often most delicious. If you want to read a good article about making your own tea, read the Mother Earth Living article "Herbal Tea Recipes and Tips" by Tammy Safi.

Herb Tea Cookbooks
These are my three favorite booklets with herb tea recipes.

Because I have an herb garden, I’m always looking for ways to use the herbs I've dried, and tea is the perfect way to use them. I found several blends I like in a booklet by Pat Humpheries and Bertha Reppert called Herb Teas for Pleasure. One of my favorite recipes is The Herbs of Shakespeare Tea.

Shakespearean Tea
Here are the ingredients for a Shakespearean tea: mint, marjoram, savory and lavender.

The Herbs of Shakespeare Tea

Makes about 24 teabags

• 2 cups mint
• 1/2 cup marjoram
• 1/3 cup whole savory leaves
• 1/4 cup lavender flowers



You can make this one of two ways.