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Sun Tea with Lavender and Chocolate Mint

Makes 6-8 Servings

1 handful of fresh lavender
2 cups of fresh chocolate mint
Filtered water
2 tablespoons local honey for sweetening, if desired

Muddle or coarsely chop lavender and mint. Place in a gallon container with filtered water and add honey, if desired. Toss in a handful of edible flowers (marigolds, calendula, johnny jumpups, or others growing in your garden), cover with a lid, and steep for 3 hours in the sun. You can drink this garden tea warm or pour it over ice.

Note: chocolate mint is good for digestion, heartburn, and can help soothe allergies; lavender is calming and helps you relax.

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