Tantalizing Tarragon: Quick and Easy Tarragon Tisane

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The star ingredient in bernaise sauce, tarragon has a lot to offer without all the fuss of fabulous French cuisine. Simply sip fresh tarragon-infused water to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

An amiable addition to a garden, if tarragon can grow unattended in my zone 3 yard, it will probably grow well for you too.

Tarragon is a source of minerals, including calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. It is a source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and B complex vitamins. Tarragon has been used historically to improve digestion, assist with anxiety, and alleviate insomnia.

This lively herb boasts vitamins and minerals for the body, anxiety and insomnia-relief for the mind, and connection with the therapeutic benefits of nature for the spirit.

 

Tarragon Tisane

Pick a heaping handful of fresh tarragon leaves.

Twist them to bruise and add a tsp of honey or muddle them with a bit of raw sugar if you like, although no sweetening is required.

Add to a jug or pitcher, top with fresh water and stir well.

Drink throughout the day. You may place the jug in the sun to make sun tea or leave at room temperature or in the fridge and allow the flavour to intensify naturally over time.

When you’ve savoured the last licoricey drop, head to the garden for another handful of leaves and another pitcher of tarragon tisane.

 

Lovely additions to your herbal tea include: lavender leaves, lemon balm, or a hint of mint.

Tarragon leaves are used to flavour soups, salads, stews, and sauces. Enjoy the leaves fresh all summer and dry them for use all winter.

Tarragon was once placed in the shoes of travellers, believed to bring endurance and stamina to those on a long journey.

Happy infusing!

 

 

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