Potpourri and Orange Mint 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.