Herb Garden Update – Tea

A few weeks ago, I hung some of the Chocolate Mint and Chamomile flowers out to dry on one of those old fashioned hanging clothes lines.  I wanted to try to make tea with the dried leaves/flowers

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This post is about how my making tea endeavor went lol!

Sandie

As shown above, I have had some of the chocolate mint (which smells delicious by the way) and some of the chamomile flowers we grew in our little herb garden.

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I found some empty tea bags at the dollar store of all places…. perfect for what I need!

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I started with the chamomile.  I ran my fingers down the ends of the flowers and the dried pieces came right off.

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I separated the leaves from the flowers… not sure if there is any use for the dried leaves themselves?

I only ended up with enough  for one tea bag lol.. but it is still a fun experiment.  Too bad I prefer coffee to tea!

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I folded the parchment paper in half to make it easier to pour into the tea bag.

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And pulled the strings tight to close the tea bag.  Because I was making 2 kinds today I put a “C” with marker on this one.

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And then it was on to the chocolate mint.  I followed the same process.

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I only ended up with 4 tea bags but I have already started to dry more of the chocolate mint and then some of the Lemongrass we are growing as well!

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At least a few people can enjoy some home grown tea! Hopefully we can make enough to add at least one tea bag to each of our Christmas Preserve Baskets!

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Before the frost hits, I am going to make some herb “bombs.” I am going to chop it up in the food processer, mix it with olive oil and freeze in ice cube trays.  Stay tuned.  I will post when I make them!

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