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Anyone Make Tea From Their Garden ?

Discussion in 'The Harvest: Recipes, Canning, Preserving' started by Nyboy, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Aug 2, 2018
    catjac1975

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    Sassafras.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Spearmint and Chocolate mint here
     
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    digitS'

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    It's very hot here. I need to drink more.

    I'm gonna get some lemon verbena and a leaf or 2 of anise hyssop for some tea!

    The anise hyssop has been growing well despite it being too much in the shade. Maybe taking a few leaves will encourage it to bloom and set some seeds. I have been harvesting a little, anyway ;). Gotta get some more anise hyssop seeds for 2019.

    Steve :)
     
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    flowerbug

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    raspberry leaves
     
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    Nyboy

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    Pulsegleaner

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    Actually, the flowers of a lot of hibiscuses (hibiscii?) are used for tea, often as a sleep aid.

    Actually, I have one growing, roselle, Hibiscus sabdariffa, the one used to make the drink sorrel. Though mine is an experiment (I got my hands on seed for a version that can be green as well as the more normal dark red, and am planning to find out this winter* if it makes a similar drink**.)

    *Roselle doesn't flower here until very very late, too late to avoid the frost. But I planted it in a pot, so I can take it in, and I know how to pollinate hibiscuses from the time I raised kenaf.)

    ** though presumably not as healthy, as that red stuff is where all the antioxidents are.
     
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    baymule

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    digitS'

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    I don't think raspberry leaves are of any special therapeutic value (could be wrong).

    However, in a tea, they taste like ..

    . raspberries!

    :) Steve
     
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    Nyboy

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    I send you some when weather cools
     
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    Nyboy

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    we gave raspberry leaves to pregnant dogs suppose to help with labor. I give in pill form
     
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