Potpourri and Orange Mint Tea

Potpourri and Orange Mint Tea

POTPOURRI TEA

1 cup good black tea
1/2 cup dried rose petals
2 tablespoons dried orange blossom
1 tablespoon dried orange peel, freshly grated
1 tablespoon cassia bark, crumbled
3 sticks cinnamon bark, crumbled
4 whole star anise
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon whole cloves, freshly pounded

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl with your hands. Store in airtight tins. Use one heaped tablespoon per pot.

ORANGE or EAU-de-COLOGNE MINT TEA

2 cups dried orange mint leaves
8 teaspoons china tea
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup dried calendula petals
1 tablespoon dried orange rind
1 tablespoon dried lemon rind

This mixture can be stored in airtight containers for some time.

Thanks for Blossom Farm for these recipes.

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