The Outhouse, Natural Pharmacy, Ballydaniel, Ballymacoda, Co. Cork  | |  Tel: 087 965 2822

Peace of Ease Tea

Cat mint
Oat straw
Rose petals
Lemon Balm

Take an equal pinch of one or more of these dried herbs (1-2 tsp in total) and add a cup of hot water, cover and leave to infuse for 3-4 minutes. Strain and pour into a favourite cup to savour the delicate flavour. Hold the tea as you drink to inhale the fragrant steam which will contain some of the herbs relaxing volatile oils. Sweeten with honey if you wish. If you are feeling hot headed and need calming, drink the tea as a refreshing cooling iced tea. Sip hot tea if you need warming and your spirits lifted.

Why not grow these in your garden or a window box so that all summer long, you can just pick a handful of fresh herbs when needed. A strong infusion of this tea can also be added to a bath for a relaxing soak. Just make a large pot, strain and pop it in the bath water!