I was first introduced to this Canarino in Milan and was amazed to find how much taste could come out of a strip of lemon peel. The name means ‘Canary’ aptly describes the color of this lovely herbal tea. I found it much more enjoyable to drink than lemon water during chemo. This light digestible drink has all the aroma of lemon but none of the sourness, in fact I think it’s best without any sweeteners, so try a sip first before adding sugar or honey.
1. With a sharp knife or peeler, thinly shave off a 1-inch long strip of peel off the lemon, one per cup. Take care not to include the white pith.
2. Put the strip of peel into a cup or mug and pour boiling water over it. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes to get a delicious pale yellow cup of lemony Canarino.
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