In the Lure Mountains of Provence lavender grows everywhere. Lavender flowers are gathered when they first start to bloom and are dried on a cloth, as they tend to fall apart. Lavender is most often used for perfuming, but it is also an excellent plant for infusions and has an agreeable floral flavor.
Lemongrass has a subtle yet complex aroma. This perennial herb, native to Southeast Asia is noted for its lemony scent due to a high concentration of citral, its main biological component.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 5 minutes.