Folks who live full-time in the mountain villages in Lebanon are intimately connected with the wild plants of their region. Thus, what will appear on the shelves of the ethnic or Middle-Eastern grocer as a bagfull of colorful dried flowers has actually been painstakingly foraged and dried in the old country. These flowers and herbs are seeped in near boiling water and used in folk medicine to relieve this or that ailment. Some of these flowers include corn silk, (for kidney problems), or chamomile (as a relaxant), or mallow (with its pretty purple flowers) (for congestion) or sage (for hot flashes).
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Passive Time: 7 minutes
2 teaspoons dried wildflowers
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp honey or sugar to taste
1. Bring the water to a simmer. Add a good pinch of dried flowers, cover and steep for about 7 minutes. Drain, sweeten to taste and serve.
2. This tea can be served chilled as well.
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