today's forage

almost tea

DSC04936My mother made wonderful teas. Tisanes, I suppose, technically. Fall was harvest season for the ingredients. Calendula from the garden. Rose hips from the wild bushes near the beach. Linden ‘keys’ from the tree out front. Sage would grow under the snow for a while; most of it was cut and used dried through the winter. Same with peppermint, lemon balm, marigold petals, chammomile…

All of the above might be blended as one tisane. Or served separately depending on taste or need. Lemon balm good for colds, sage for sore throats. Rose hips are full of vitamin C. Chammomile good for sleep.

I’m always learning what else can be made into a tea/tisane. This year’s favourites: birch leaves, borage and apple geranium.

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This entry was published on October 13, 2015 at 6:19 pm. It’s filed under tea and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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