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    Dh's Basil and Lemon Balm Tea for Cold Relief or Just Drinking

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    11 mins

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    3KillerBs's Note:

    My Dear Husband came up with this one winter when we caught head cold after head cold. Its especially soothing on a sore throat and as good as chicken soup for steaming open clogged sinuses. With or without the optional slug of whiskey or brandy it makes a head cold less unpleasant to cope with. And its tasty enough that you'll probably brew up a pot at other times too.

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    1. 1
      Mix basil with lemon balm.
    2. 2
      To brew tea, place the same amount of the mix as you would use for black tea into a tea ball. Put into your teapot and fill with boiling water. Let steep for 5-7 minutes.
    3. 3
      Serve hot, sweetening with honey if desired.
    4. 4
      Note -- Its traditional to add a shot of whiskey or brandy to your tea when you have a head cold, but DON'T do it if you're taking ANY cold medicine -- prescription or OTC!
    5. 5
      Note -- "Cooking" time is boiling the water and brewing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dh's Basil and Lemon Balm Tea for Cold Relief or Just Drinking

    Serving Size: 1 (80 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 42.1
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 5.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 2.4 g

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    lemon balm

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