Time for a little tea in the garden. Don't you wish you could stop everyday and practice this relaxing habit of tea time. Maybe when the kids are gone and we are empty nesters.
The inspiration for this tea was this great little infuser mug I bought once on vacation.
I have some lemon balm leaves in the infuser. What I did was take 1 tablespoon of the leaves of the lemon balm tear them and placed them in the infuser and poured 1 cup of hot water over them to steep 10 minutes. This is a weaker tea than your standard tea from the store. But lemon balm has a delicate lemon flavor that is nice in tea.
Here is a better look at the infuser. It lifts out so you can drink your tea.
And of course you have to have a little something to eat with it. I garnished this with lemon balm, a great replacement for mint. But, beware I planted it in the yard and it spreads just like mint.
The daylilies are in bloom. They will probably last only a week.
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I will join these ladies for their lovely tea parties:
Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor.
Wanda Lee's Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen.
Wanda Lee's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at Silken Purse.