we were out recently and found some fresh watermint and made a tea with it, we tend to make "teas" rather than infusions as we feel you get a better flavour and extract the goodness more easily this way
Not only does it taste good but it's a lovely looking plant too,with reds,mauves and purples
put directly into cold water then brought to the boil, this helps the essential oils to be released more quickly and we find gives a better flavour
as soon as it boils take it off the heat and remove the plant
the tea will be a mild yellow/green in colour,it will be fragrant and delicious, one of the absolute best wild teas you can get.
Great for easing stomach upsets, relieving nausea, and when cool has antiseptic properties so is great for a wound wash.