This is a great herbal tea to enjoy at any time of day. Lemon balm is very soothing and can help to clear the mind of any troubles. The cloves are also very soothing when consumed in a tea. Another benefit of cloves is that they help to freshen the breath by eliminating any bad bacteria in the mouth.
You can enjoy this tea with or without a sweetener. Adding a natural sweetener, such as honey or agave, can help to take away sugar cravings if you are trying to cut down on sugar. You can add basically any sweetener as long as it is natural because the artificial ones will take away from the benefits.
When choosing your agave nectar, choose one that is clear because it has not been processed as much. You might not be able to find one at your local health food store, but you can find them online at amazon and other natural food stores.
1 heaping tsp. Lemon Balm, finely chopped
10 Cloves, whole (You can also use a dash of clove powder if you like.)
1 tsp. Raw Agave Nectar
2 cups Hot Water
Put the dry ingredients into a tea ball and allow to steep in hot water for about 10 minutes. For a stronger flavor, you can also bring the ingredients to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Add agave nectar and enjoy!