Best Herbal Tea Recipes To Make At Home

The best herbal tea recipes to make at home. Use your own dried herbs and have freshly brewed tea every day and in just a few minutes!

herbal tea in cups and saucers dried lavender dried lemon slices

Drinking tea is cozy…and it just makes you feel better. The first thing I think of in regards to tea is Mrs. Patmore, in the kitchen of Downton Abbey, and how she firmly believed that a cup of tea was the solution to every problem imaginable. Tea is comforting, it’s flavorful, and it’s good for you.

Here are three of the best herbal tea recipes that anyone can make, right in their own kitchen. Tea time it is.

Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons dried lemon balm
1 teaspoon lemon peel
8 oz. boiling water
Steep for 5 minutes.
For extra flavor, add a slice of
fresh or dried lemon before serving.

lemon balm tea in cup and saucer

Chamomile Mint Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons dried mint leaves
2 teaspoons dried chamomile blooms
8 oz. boiling water
Steep for 5 minutes.

dried chamomile blooms tea in cup and saucer

Lavender Mint Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons dried mint leaves
1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
8 oz. boiling water
Steep for 5 minutes.

dried lavender mint tea in cup and saucer

All the these herbal tea recipes can, of course, be adjusted so they taste good to you. It’s best to use less of the chamomile and lavender because they have a stronger taste. The mint and lemon balm taste is mild, so you can use a bit more of those if desired.

I have loved growing, drying, and experimenting with these herbs. I am happy you came along for the ride, and I hope you make some tea of your own. I know it’s hard to fit things like drying herbs and making your own tea into an already busy day. I can only say that things like this are good for the soul. This was relaxing, aromatic, and it was time I took for myself. The fact that I could share it with you was quite simply icing on the cake.

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For the first time ever I actually harvested lavender from three plants. I have four plants, but for some reason, just three bloomed. They are in the exact same place and had the exact same conditions. Go figure. Anyway, it may not seem like much if you have dozens of lavender plants, but for me, this is pretty much a miracle!

lavender bunches in round basket with twine scissors

To catch up on my other herb posts, just click the links below.

I’m just finishing up a makeover on our garden shed. It has turned out much better than I anticipated, so I’ll be back soon with some pictures and tips on how to spruce up a shed. Thankfully we have had a break in the hot temperatures so working outside has been enjoyable. Now for washing a few windows…

UPDATE: see our garden shed makeover HERE.

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  1. I enjoy your blog but this has to be my favorite. Could you substitute fresh leaves for the dried in any of these recipes? I need to dry more of my herbs. Peace.

  2. I remember when I was very young, my mom meeting with our next door neighbor for afternoon tea. Mom would put a slice of lemon (Before flavored teas were available). Wish ladies could do this today. We are all so busy.

  3. Melody McLaren says:

    Ann, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have found your blog! Looking forward to the upcoming edible flowers recipes.


  4. Ann,
    Your post was a Sunday morning surprise. I have the same teapot and saucers. I also grow herbs and have a lot of lemon balm. For some reason my efforts to grow lavender have failed. I am so busy that I don’t make many comments to you, but enjoy all of your helpful and interesting blo

  5. I’m more of a coffee girl but do drink iced tea.Your hot tea recipes look tempting and the bundles of lavender look beautiful.

  6. Tea and dried herbs, timely subject. In my family tea was the centerpiece of so many conversations and the emotional support for many others. No matter what the situation, the tea kettle was the first item used when guests arrive, a child cried or a moment of peace was required by a busy Mother. We often added a sprig of mint to our steeping pot since mint was plentiful. (understatement of the century) I have begun drying some herbs in a very simple way as well. I have a tension type curtain rod between the two kitchen cupboards at my kitchen window where I bundle the herbs and hang them with a simple paper clip. The scent brings me back to a time when life was much more simple and of course tea was waiting in a little porcelain cup. Have a lovely day since our oppressive heat has moved on!

  7. thank you for such a lovely heart warming post . your photos are absolutely beautiful and the lavender tied up in little bundles :) I bet the aroma from the teas is certainly good for the soul . a cup of tea and a devotional couldn’t get any better .
    You are a gem .

  8. Lucky you with your bountiful lavender. I sure miss the ten years of my beautiful lavender next to our chimney. Now I put plants in a whiskey barrel and it sits on my deck. I always dry enough for a few vases.
    Your teas are so tempting. Can’t wait to see your shed.