Tea time...

Some plants are great for nourishment when added to boiling water for a few minutes or lukewarm water and sunlight for a few hours.   A few of my favorites are pictured here, and readily available from the great outdoors.  All are great fun to grow and collect from your own yards.  Just be sure that if collecting to make tea from the outdoors, be sure no pesticides have been used near or on the plants.  And do some research too, on the plant you are using just to be sure of any side effects or concerns.

Plants I use for tea and are presented here include lemongrass, strawberry, hibiscus, chamomile, thyme, mullein, sumac and mint.   Lavender, and calendula are not shown, but I love them too. 

Simply steep your tea leaves/ berries/ flowers (fresh or dried), then sip and enjoy!  Use a fancy cup with saucer or piece of pottery and share!

 Strawberry tea made by steeping the leaves and adding a strawberry fruit for color.

Strawberry tea made by steeping the leaves and adding a strawberry fruit for color.

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