Lemon Peel Tea
Lemons originated in South Asia. They appeared in Europe in the 2nd century and spread through Europe, the Mideast and eventually North America. Not just the flesh and juice were used to create treats. Dried lemon peels were enjoyed as a tea. Stained glass candy with lemon peels provided relief from sore throats in the 18th century – the candy is even mentioned in Martha Washington’s cookbook! Candied lemon peels were used in cakes and enjoyed as a sour and sweet snack in the 1700s. Enjoy lemon peel tea with the sweetener of your choice or add to other botanicals!