I’ve been on a tea kick lately and started to research different herbs I could use to make my own tea at home. I don’t know if it’s because of all of the allergens floating around or the people at work who have been getting sick, but I felt that I needed to make sure that I was taking care of me. I have also been into healthy alternatives for my daily eating and drinking habits. I think it’s strange, okay well not strange, but annoying that I can literally make the same things sold in stores from scratch in my own home. It’s so convenient to just run through your market, grab what you need, check out and have what you want at home in no time. But, have you ever taken the time to look at the ingredients in your most simple household foods? When it comes to mac n’ cheese for example, it is absolutely possible to have the same meal at home while knowing exactly what’s in your meal. Noodles, cheese of choice, stir, serve. Yum! It really is that easy.
Okay, tea is a funny one because we all know that the tea we buy in the store is just already placed in a strainer for individual one-time usage. Since working with Greek Mountain Tea, i’ve realized that taking leaves and boiling them in hot water is all I need to make a delicious tea. So recently I tried just that. I experimented with all sorts of dried herbs included parsley, basil and marjoram. The marjoram tea was actually the closest in taste to the mountain tea that I normally drink in this fashion. I was not necessarily looking for that taste however because it reminded me of it, I wanted to share it! Marjoram is great because it is an aromatic herb that is slightly sweet on its own and grows comfortably around the Mediterranean. Above and beyond this, it has a ton of nutrients and vitamins that are essential to a healthy diet, including Vitamin A and C. With vitamin A promoting good eyesight and vitamin C helping to remove free-radicals from the body, I am not sure why you would not want to give this tea a try. This tea also has a lot of minerals in it like iron. The great part, it’s natural!! So do yourself a favor and give this one a try at home and leave the boxed teas at the store. Enjoy!
- ¼ tsp marjoram (dried)
- 1 cup water (boiling )
- 1 tsp honey
Boil water and add marjoram leaves. Let steep for 3 minutes or until fragrant.
Strain leaves and pour liquid into tea cup.
- Add honey and serve hot!