Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Herbs
Best Herbs for Teas
by Evelyn Gaspar
Both the brightly colored flowers and the leaves of bee balm are used to make tea.
I found my homegrown mint, lemon balm and chamomile were more flavorful than the herbal ingredients I could buy. I also learned that many of the old-fashioned beverage flavorers, such as rose petals and toasted sunflower hulls, are still delightful additions. And for simple pleasures, few things equal the fragrance and flavor of a few fresh leaves of lemon verbena steeped in boiling water.