Lemon Leaf Tea


Will looking up homemade multipurpose cleaner I wondered if I could do the same with lemon tree leaves. I already knew they were non toxic and I assumed they had all the goodness of lemons. Plus my tree has only just started to bare fruit. The fruit is far to young to pick. That’s how I stumbled onto posts about lemon tree leaf tea or lime leaf tea. I looked it up some more and did some research before trying it out

I was very pleasantly surprised. I would like to research it some more though. It tasted like lemon flavouring without any acidity or bitterness. It was very mild and very nice with honey.

I really enjoy trying out new teas like this. Especially natural tea or tea you can make at home. I plan to buy some dwarf fruit trees this year. Mostly orange, pink lady apple and a lime tree. I’m also sick of some of the rediculous prices. Having lived somewhere that use to grow oranges I know that quite often leaving them on the tree is like self storage. It feels as though it fruits all year round and I miss having that luxury of fresh non-chemically treated fruit.

Last year I got a food dehydrator and started making orange chips. I thought about it though and decided I’d rather be doing it with home grown oranges. Fortunately Bunnings still sells miniature fruit trees from time to time. They currently have a lime tree so that’s the first thing I’m going to buy this week.

 

Feeling Under The Weather? Green Tea and Lemon Juice!


Matcha Tea or green tea powder

Matcha Tea or green tea powder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m feeling ill this last week but one thing I like better than the old fashion hot lemon juice and honey remedy is green tea, lemon and honey and if I feel like the added taste a dash of cinnamon. I like the added health benefits of green tea and I prefer matcha green tea, the honey soothes and the acid in the lemon breaks down the phlem. I usually make myself a pot since I love hot drinks and get a rather rapid relief from this blend. I also like the effects of cinnamon when lightly added. I find a home made hot drink of lemon is much to strong for me which is why I like it blended in with green tea plus green tea along is good for a cold.

Putting the two cold fighters together along with the sooth of honey, much tastier than having nothing at all. I also think that how often I get sick and had to use cough drops, might have had a big role in my tooth decay. Plus the high sugar, it just wasn’t very good for me at all or my weight. So now if I can’t have this tea blend, sugarless cough drops. The other good thing about this blend is that it’s diabetic friendly. But in saying that you can only have a teaspoon of honey not a huge heaping. I put one teaspoon for my whole pot and my mother can help me drink it and she’s diabetic. I usually make most of my things diabetic friendly so she can have some or help me finish things off. The flavour is evenly distributed and I don’t get a sugar hit as opposed to adding a spoon of honey per cup.

In the past with getting the flu and various other viruses, I have found cough drops to make me more sick because of the sugar hit. Now that I am older I’ve been finding the old remedies to be the best but to I am glad I don’t get as sick as I use to when I was a child. Now out of curiosity, what remedies do you use when you’re sick? Home made chicken soup? Other things not mentioned? Post a comment, I’d love to hear about it. I use to get my mum to make home made veggie soup. Always made me feel better and it was the only thing I could stomach.