Shakespeare's Tea

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Kree6528

This really is Shakespeare's Tea! The combination of lavender, mint, savory and marjoram as a tea appeared in Act 4 of the Bard's "The Winter's Tale". I can't wait to give this a try. I found it online. I have no clue how many servings this makes.

Top Review by French Tart

Having studied "The Winter's Tale" to a very high level, I HAD to try this recipe! 5 stars for aunthenticity and 4 stars for flavour, it was VERY herbal!! LOL! I had ALL of the herbs and flowers as posted in the recipe ingredients, I grow all my own herbs and dry them every Autumn for the Winter and beyond. I used a lovely little tea pot, and an antique tea strainer with an ornate silver spoon to experience the "complete" feeling of drinking one of my favourite writers culinary receipts! Made for the Comfort Cafe January 2009 - a REAL find, thanks so much! FT:-)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 2 cups roughly cut dried peppermint
  • 1 cup dried summer savory
  • 1 cup dried sweet marjoram
  • 1 cup dried whole calendula flowers


  1. Here is a dried tea blend to keep you young and warm-blooded all winter!
  2. Collect your herbs mid-summer and rub off the stems when dried.
  3. Crumble the Peppermint leaves to match the size of the other greens.
  4. If your Calendulas are huge, break in half when dry.
  5. Use 1 tsp per cup.
  6. In a pot add 1 tsp per person and 1 for the pot!
  7. Steep 3 minutes.

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