Anyone Make Tea From Their Garden ?

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I just picked up a fabulous china tea set. I know I am spouse to be on a budget but it was dirt cheap. It is ether Roman or Greek themed. Half naked men and women in togas, chariots and griffins . makes me want to make tea :lol::lol::lol: with fancy little sandwiches. I know many garden herbs can be used to make tea does anyone ? What are some simple garden teas ? Maybe a tea party in the garden is in future. Seems safe enough even for me no setting kitchen on fire or food poisoning
 

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My favorite herbal tea is a combination of chamomile and mint. For awhile we had a lot of chamomile growing wild on our hillside, and we always have mint growing next to our brook, so I used to pick and dry both for tea. Now that woods have grown up and shaded the hillside where chamomile used to grow, I buy an organic version of the herbal tea I used to put up myself.
 

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chamomile and mint.
I enjoy chamomile and spearmint "sleepytime tea" - Celestial Seasoning.

Dried catnip is tasty. Fresh catnip, nope.

Lemon verbena just by itself is good. With anise hyssop , it's excellent! My lemon verbena plant is getting olde!

I have one anise hyssop plant this year. I just hope it makes seed, altho they aren't hard to find for sale. The tractor guy was much too thorough and evidently wiped out my volunteers!

Steve
 

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German chamomile is an annual.

I tried growing it, one time. Maybe, there was too much shade. It's the flowers that you want and they are tiny!

Unfortunately, the number of flowers I had off the plants was tiny, also.

Steve
 

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"That must hurt buying what you had for free."

Not really. The way I look at it, if I'm not growing it myself, then I can support someone else's endeavors by buying it from them. The tea I buy is an organic version of Celestial Seasons "sleepytime tea" and I like to support organic growers, so it is a win/win for me, and the tea is wonderful! I look at the chamomile that once grew as a gift from Mother Nature that we collected and savored. Now we have a lovely forest to walk in where the chamomile once bloomed.

DigitS, yes chamomile does love sunshine! Here's the one photo I took of ours back in the day (the bees loved it too):
 

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