Lemon Balm Water
This is a very simple way to lightly flavor your water and make a delicious and refreshing degree. If you are going to use fresh lemon balm, slightly crush the lemon balm spring between your palms to release its aromatic properties.
1 spring fresh lemon balm (approximately 10 leaves), or 1 tablespoon dried lemon balm
1 thin slice of lemon
2 thin slices of cucumber
1. Place the fresh or dried lemon balm, lemon slice, and cucumber slices in a one quart jar.
2. Fill the jar with 4 cups of lukewarm water and let sit for 2 to 4 hours so the flavors can infuse. (If you are using dried lemon balm, you want want to strain this to avoid drinking the tiny leaves, or use a straw with a strainer.)
3. Drink within 24 hours as it is or iced.