June 14th, 2013

Garden Tea

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Garden Tea, it’s so fresh and simple; wander around outside and harvest herbs, place them in a cup, cover with just boiled water, steep for 10-20 mins, strain and drink.

There isn’t a specific ratio, measurement or recipe, just pick sprigs of herbs and throw in a cup. I prefer a pint canning jar because it’s heat safe and makes a cold amount of tea.

After you pour your first cup of tea, keep adding boiled water and re-steeping. The flavor of the fresh herbs lasts longer than dried herbs. I can re-steep the tea at least 4 more times within 24 hours.

I added things I found outside my apartment to some dried herbs I had recently harvested:

  • Lemon Balm
  • Spearmint
  • Peppermint
  • Thyme
  • Bee Balm (Monarda)
  • Dried Rose petals
  • Dried Chamomile





May 29th, 2013

Bath + Rose Petal and Raspberry Leaf Tea = Love

In case you were wondering what I do with all of the rose petals I harvest, here is a prime example. Rose and raspberry tea, with many other herbs added (such as ginger and cinnamon, yummy). I love the way the light shines through the jar as it steeps, each moment becoming more saturated with warm reds and yellows. This is a sweet, spicy, floral and herbaceous tea, satisfying warm or cool.

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