Happy Midsummer dear ones!
There is a special kind of celestial magic in the air today. Not only is today the Summer Solstice, but it also just so happens to coincide with the full moon. The Strawberry Moon to be exact. The last time this happened was in 1967 - the summer of love. I don't know about you, but that just makes my heart go pitter-patter.
I couldn't resist whipping up a quick batch of sun tea to honor the longest day of the year and absorb a little bit of this lovely cosmic energy raining down on us. I think I will let it continue to steep in the light of the full moon as well - just for good measure.
Oh and it also helps if you make a flower crown and float around the yard in a linen kaftan. Trust me on this.
Please note - this is really more of a suggestion than a recipe. You can use whatever you have to hand. A quick traipse through the garden, some loose leaf tea and a large jar are all you need.
- 3 TBS black or herbal tea. My favorite blend is called "Rose Congou" from the herb shop down the street
- 1 tsp organic edible rose petals
- 2 sprigs organic edible lavender
- 1 sprig (or a few leaves) fresh lemon verbena
Add all ingredients into a large tea strainer. Fill the largest jar you have with clean water. Place tea strainer inside and let steep in direct sun for at least 5 hours, or until desired color is reached. Add ice and enjoy.