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Every morning, Jo Barrett likes to wake up with a special fresh-leaf brewed tea, from whatever she finds in the futurefoodsystem garden.
Herbs are a very easy thing to grow at home, in the garden or in pots on a balcony. Once you’ve got a few growing, you can pick a handful like Jo does, for a morning pick-me-up!
For the tea, you can add whatever is fresh, but at this time of year, Jo’s favourite combo includes Australian native basil – a special type of basil she says smells like coca-cola.
When your coriander goes to seed, you can add in the seeds for a heady flavour punch!
Put all the leaves and herbs into a big jug and pour boiling water over the top. Be careful if you’re using a glass jug like Jo does! It will need to be strong and you may need to temper it with a little boiling water to start, so it doesn’t crack. Otherwise you can use any earthenware jug.
Leave for 5-10 minutes to brew, then pour and serve.