Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Lemon Balm Tea


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Adrenalin Rush


"The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: "Is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we kill those people"

-- Bill Hicks


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Cup of Tea scented with Lemon Balm growing on my patio to soothe the nerves. And with this I admit that Big Sis S has way more spunk than me.


Lemon Balm is a citrusy and fresh scented herb with a delicate lemon scent. A leaf or two in my tea is perfect for a relaxing evening. Known for ages as a medicinal herb, lemon balm has mild sedative properties and has been used to relieve gas, reduce fever, and increase perspiration.Fresh sprigs are used to top drinks and as garnishes on salads and main dishes. Fresh or dried leaves make a refreshing tea, either iced or hot.

I have not used it for any other purpose though it is a beautiful herb with huge potential. Check out this link for more details

This beautiful herb goes out to WHB # 195 hosted this week by Dhanggit's Kitchen.

25 comments:

  1. Sandeepa,
    Lemon balm is absolutely a new term for me.What is this called in Bengali? MAy be I can search for it in Kolkata then for a few twigs :) and try it out with tea.
    I love tea without milk and with little ginger and few drops of lemon in it.

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  2. Did u actually sit on that ride in the picture?! I'm so chicken - can't do coasters, fast rides,rides that go too high. Even M is better than me. She sat in a mini-coaster at Sesame Place and said "it was scary but fun!". I do meery-go-rounds and those little teacups :)

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  3. Hey S, Hope you are doing well..You don't seem to be as pepped up as you used to be.. I hope and pray that thing are going well for you..
    Sailly

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  4. To pluck fresh herbs from your own garden is a lovely thing. Your tea looks soft and tranquil, Sandeepa.

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  5. Sandeepa I have never heard of lemon Herb. Where did you get it to plant?

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  6. Such lovely pics...looks so cool...

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  7. What a comforting drink ! And they were just freshly picked from your garden, I'm jealous :-) Thanks for participating at this week's WHB.

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  8. That pic makes me totally feel relaxed! Have heard about this herb before.

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  9. I loved these rides as a kid but got a funny feeling in my head (not fear)a few years ago when I went on one - haven't tried it since.

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  10. I can't do those rides! The kids are so much better :-)

    I will look at the tea and say it's nice, as I don't do tea too :-)But yes, I do love your herb :-)

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  11. i am so J of your mint leaves!

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  12. Hello Everyone
    Thanks for the comments.

    The Lemon Balm is NOT mint. Though the leaves look similar the resemblance ends there.
    The plant also grows very easily, not much care needed.
    I bought a potted one from the nursery but you also get seeds

    Vani, Sra, Sunita

    I did sit on that and I regret that decision. I usually am too scared of rides but since S was very casual after her first ride on it, I thought "how bad can it be". Man, I am not taking rides based on her rating any more

    Sailly

    Do I know you or vice versa :)

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  13. No, You don't know me.. I just
    know u through ur blogs.
    Sailly

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  14. I love lemon tea. I have it everyday :) Not heard of lemon balm though!

    And - I LOVE rides. :D

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  15. Intresting blog. On our site, we have a recipes page. Planning to add you reciepes as well.

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  16. even though, lemon balm is very new to me, it must be very relaxing with tea

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  17. what a great idea Sandeepa. My evening cuppa relaxes me after the day's work :)

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  18. I think that you are right about the life, is like a amusement park it alwasy a rollercoaster, something all is down and other times all up, by the way about the tea, I really appreciate the recommendation, is really relaxing and delicious.

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  23. I fact I just drink black tea and I've never tried the lemon tea I think it going to be like a hot lemonade... hiuk

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