Thoughtful, Aromatic and Tasty
For Christmas this year, darling hubby once again did an awesome job of giving thoughtful gifts that don’t break the bank. In my stocking this year, I found two baggies filled with dried herbs. At first, I thought hubs might have watched too many episodes of “Weeds” until I noticed a recipe typed on a piece of paper. The herbs were in fact peppermint leaves and licorice root. Darling hubby had bought me the ingredients to try to recreate my beloved Aveda tea.
Even though I am not historically a tea drinker, I LOVE the tea Aveda serves at each of its salons. Mostly because the flavor of Aveda’s tea is like nothing I have had before. My favorite part is the slight sweetness that lingers after each swallow. But, at $14 for 20 bags, the stuff can get pricey. Darling hubby went online, found a recipe, found a health food store selling fresh herbs and surprised me with the ingredients in my stocking on Christmas morning. How thoughtful is that?
I have to admit that the homemade version is not an exact match, but it is close. It is a little stronger than the Aveda tea, but it has the same sweet die-down that I like so much. Give it a try & let me know what you think.
- 1-1/4 C Licorice Root
- 1 C Peppermint Leaves
- 1/8 C Fennel
- 1/8 C Basil Leaves
Four ingredients, simple as that. It makes a big batch. I should get at least 40 cups out of it.