Sometimes (actually, most of the time!) it’s the simple things in life that make us the happiest. So much convenience really translates into a disconnected, empty “consumption” of food, drink, and life. When we slow down, grow our herbs or take well loved herbs and veggies from friends with an over abundance, we feel deeply connected to each other and ourselves.
The zero waste lifestyle asks us to consider how things are made and how things can be turned into other things rather than discarded in a false sense of “away”.
Take mint tea, for example. Summer is the perfect time to grow mint—and a lot of it! Instead of purchasing mint tea, why not grow and steep it yourself? From your garden to your favorite mug or even a stemmed glass is a beautiful way to enjoy a moment alone or with a friend.
Here’s a simple zero waste mint tea recipe to try (do let us know what you think in the comments!):
- Pour boiling water into a mug or a beautiful stemmed glass (add a metal straw or spoon to absorb the heat so you don’t break the glass).
- Add a hand full of fresh mint leaves and honey (to taste).
- Mix and let the mint leaves seep for 3-5 minutes.
- Savor and enjoy the moment.