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Herbal Flower Tea Party

The weather has been just lovely! For most, school’s out for the summer and it’s time to celebrate! So, why not throw a herbal flower tea party to welcome in the summer festivities?

It’s fun and easy to create a flower tea party environment! All you need are a lot of flower themed foods and drinks.

I previously wrote all about creating a Rosy Tea Party which you can read here. There are lots of fun Rose recipes and ideas.

For your drinks, be sure to make some beautiful herbal flower ice cubes. I have a YouTube tutorial here.

 

You can serve a variety of herbal drinks such as Sumac lemonade or Lavender Lemonade (see recipe below), or herbal sodas.

Herbal teas can be turned into herbal popsicles!

Edible flowers and leaves can also be candied, such as Violets, Rose petals, Lavender flowers, Chamomile flowers, Peppermint leaves, and Lemon Balm leaves. The tutorial can be found here on my website. They make great decorations for cupcakes or cakes, or even for nibbling on their own.

For something a little more savory, try Dandelion drop biscuits! They are pretty delicious. They serve up nicely with Bergamot Cucumber salad!

These issues of Herbal Roots zine are full of herbal recipes that would work well with this theme:

Lavender

Rose

Chamomile

Calendula

Violet

Hawthorn

Elder

Add a few simple bouquets of the wildflowers that grow around you and you’ve got a fun and easy herbal flower tea party!

Lavender Lemonade

This is a refreshing and relaxing summer drink. Kids love it and will ask for more! Add a pinch of sea salt and you’ll have a natural electrolyte to keep them hydrated on hot summer days.

1/4 cup dried Lavender
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup honey
4 lemons
Cold water

Place the Lavender blossoms in the quart jar and cover with boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes then strain.

Carefully using the sharp knife, cut the lemons in half. You may need a big person’s help with this step.

Use the juicer to squeeze out the juice from the lemon. If you don’t have a juicer, you can squeeze them by hand into the pitcher or half gallon jar.

Add the honey and lavender tea to the lemon juice and stir to mix. Fill the jar or pitcher with cold water and stir again.

Serve with fancy flower ice cubes!


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