This morning I went out to the patio and cut various types of mint and pineapple sage and brought the sprigs inside to my kitchen.
Then I poured water and ice into a mason jar and added herbs and strawberries.
I am going to let this sit all day and drink it later.
Drinking water by itself sometimes gets a little boring, though we all crave water. But by adding some yummy fruits and herbs I’m hoping it will give it a little zest.
I’m going to look for dried hibiscus flowers to add to my water because I love it in tea. I’ll keep changing up the ingredients until I get it just right.
I was going to add lemon verbena leaves, but they are apparently covered up by other plants and I couldn’t find it.
It’s already getting hot so I didn’t want to stay out long. Charlie was with me and I can’t allow him to get hot.
At Panera Bread a few weeks ago I had a tea that had hibiscus and I think raspberry and perhaps mint. I can’t exactly recall what all was in it. It was delicious. Maybe I’ll add tea next time.
Anyone have a favorite tea to add to the mixture?
I don’t know how it will taste once it sets in the refrigerator awhile, but at least it looks pretty.
Yesterday in the evening when I went out to water it was 120 degrees in the shade. Miserable weather here.
The power went out once last night and I immediately thought: I’ll have to get Charlie out of here if it stays off.
It came back on within minutes. Phew!
I would have had to take him in my car and just drive him around because he can’t take the heat with his heart problem.
Have you tried making fruit infused water or tea? I’d love to know what you put in your mixture.
Next time I’ll have to remember to cut some lemon balm to add as well. And I think maybe cucumber slices would taste good too.