Mints

Mint teas are delicious iced or hot.

Peppermint: is used for coughs, heartburn, nervous headaches and is goodfor digestion.

Spearmint: is good for coughs, etc., and in summer is cooling andrefreshing and is a good base for mixing with fruit juices or vegetablejuices. I make Iced Spearmint Tea with Strawberry Nectar for specialoccasions.

Some combinations using mints are:
    - Spearmint and peppermint
    - Anise and peppermint
    - Combination of any of the mints: chocolate mint, peppermint,spearmint, orange mint, lime mint, lemon mint, ginger mint, grapefruit mint.
    - Peppermint, chamomile, and raspberry leaf
    - Mintale - a popular punch in France: 1 cup equal parts of orangemint, apple mint, and spearmint; 2 cups boiling water; 2 tbsp. sugar; l large bottle of ginger ale, juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon. Infuse the mint in the 2 cups of boiling water. Cool and add the other ingredients plus ice. Float sprigs of apple mint on top of the punch.
    - Peppermint, spearmint, anise hyssop and red clover flowers

Fennel Seed

Licorice tasting. It is good for the appetite and digestion and as a tonic.I use it with anise hyssop often, and/or licorice basil

Anise Hyssop Leaves

Slight licorice taste. It is good for coughs. Anise hyssop and Korean mint make a good combination; also with fennel. Also, part of a dried flower of anise hyssop is enough to scent and sweeten a pot of tea.

Basil

Cinnamon basil by itself is delicious, also combinations of lemon herbs including lemon basil; or licorice basil along or with some licorice tasting herbs

Lemon

Lemon verbena and lemon balm - a relaxing tea
Lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon mint, lemon catnip, red clover blossoms - a relaxing tea

Lemon balm, catnip and chamomile