Every night you can be sure to find me with a hot cup of herbal tea in my hands before bedtime. A nightly cup of tea is my little ritual that marks the end of the day. The act of sipping tea is soothing, it’s not something you can rush through, it demands that you slow down and unwind. For me, it’s a vital moment of calm and comfort before turning in for the night.
The wonderful thing about herbal tea is that it’s so easy to make and the flavor combinations are endless. You can mix several herbs together to make your own special blend, or just keep it simple and stick with one. One of my favorite herbs is fresh mint, so I often make a simple mint tea after dinner.
Fresh mint works wonderfully as a hot or cold infusion. At night I make it hot, but you can easily let it cool (adding sugar or honey while still warm if you want it sweet), pour the tea into a pitcher, and keep it in the refrigerator to drink over ice on a hot day when you want something refreshing to drink.