Today, when I looked at the rosemary in my garden, with all the fresh spring growth, it looked so pungent that it motivated me to try something. I also have to admit that exploring rosemary taste is something I have been wanting to do for some time. I searched internet and saw rosemary can be used to make a herb tea. I picked up fresh rosemary branch tips and made a tea. It was very tasty.
Recipe I used: Take for one mug (about 240 ml), add about 4 cm of rosemary branch that you previously washed. as well as almost boiling water for 5-10 min.
- As for all drinks where flavor is important, such as coffee or tea, I recommend filtering the water to remove the chlorine.
- It seem that rosemary tea can be strong due rosemary high oil contents and have side effects. So I recommend trying to make tea with less leaves at first and secure you like it before making it stronger.
- You may try to adjust the taste with sugar and/or lemon.
- You can also try different parts of the branch (closer or further to the tip, as I feel the tip of the branch has a different flavor)
- I think that different cultivars of rosemary exists. I would be curious to see the difference in taste.
Since I moved to my house, I bought herbs to grow in my garden in pots. Currently I am growing rosemary, 5 sub-species of thyme, flat parsley, parsley, chervil, rose geranium, laurel, tarragon, spear mint, shiso, basil and coriander. I am considering to gradually increase the number of species, also to start grow some of them in my field close to my vegetable garden and make a herb garden. I want to explore little by little the taste and the recipes of different herbs.