Shakespeare's Tea

"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."
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
Ready In:
1 large batch of tea


  • 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


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

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  1. 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:-)
  2. This makes a lovely cup of tea. I scaled down the recipe (the full recipe, using one tsp per cup of tea would make 288 cups of tea... yikes!). Really nice combination of flavors. The lavender really shines through, but is nicely balanced by the peppermint, savory and marjoram. I enjoyed mine with just a splash of milk but I think it would be lovely plain or with a drop of honey. BF tried it and said it "tastes very British". A very nice tea though- relaxing and rejuvinating. My regards to Shakespeare! ;)


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