Fresh Chamomile and Lemon Tea
Well I think its safe to say I’ve kicked my coffee habit! I weaned myself off my daily 3+ cups of coffee back in November, but still enjoyed a cup on weekends when I wasn’t in a big rush and could relax and sip it slowly, rather than guzzle it down like I used to. After realizing that even when I only had my one cup of special weekend coffee in the morning I still had trouble falling asleep at night, I decided to cut even that. I don’t really miss coffee now as much as I miss the ritual of it. The simple pleasure of preparing and sipping the coffee while I go about my morning. I have since started drinking herbal teas on occasion to fill that void. I have found several teas that I enjoy, but nothing is as great as fresh chamomile! The adorable little flowers have a mild, sweet taste that is better than any dried tea I’ve had. In addition, chamomile is known to help reduce stress! Sounds like a pretty good alternative to coffee to me!
1/4 cup Fresh Chamomile Flowers
Rind of one Lemon
4 cups Boiling Water
Place lemon rind and chamomile flowers in a teapot.
Pour boiling water over flowers and rind.
Cover and let steep for about 10 minutes.
Strain and serve.
This tea is excellent with a spoonful of canned coconut milk stirred in!