Celebrate International Tea Day with a cup of Sidra Tea Blend
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This International Tea Day, our operations manager, Aveen, shares her delicious and refreshing recipe for herbal tea. It blends rose, lemon balm, rosemary, lavender, santolina and mint.
Before Covid-19, Aveen and our group of gardeners enjoyed taking tea together in the Azadi Community Garden in Domiz. After a busy session tending to the plants, it was their chance to have a quick break, to chat and to share advice. It was also the perfect way to start the day and plan activities – it’s what everyone is missing most during the current situation.
We hope you enjoy making and drinking Aveen’s tea recipe at home – to take a few moments just for yourself.
How to make Sidra Tea Blend
Equal amounts of:
Damask rose petals Lemon balm Rosemary
Add a little:
Lavender Santolina Mint
Place the leaves and petals in a pot of water and bring to the boil.
Simmer over a gentle heat for 5 minutes.
Take off the heat and strain the leaves and petals, before leaving to cool a little.
Enjoy warm with sugar to taste if desired.
If you do not have fresh ingredients, use dried instead but steep in water for 5 minutes before bringing to the boil.
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