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mint growing wild among bark mulch
You may not know it, but there could be a tea garden growing in your very own yard. Many weeds make excellent herbal tea, and they are medicinal to boot.

In my yard, I have a variety of chocolate mint that is my favorite tea, but I also have rosemary and sage that come up every year. Oh, and the plethora of dandelions, but I suppose I shouldn't admit that.

Country Living has some fresh plant blending ideas that you can use to make your own herbal teas. They include weeds, herbs and even edible flowers. They also include an extensive list of edible -- and drinkable -- plants, some of which may surprise you. I've never thought of steeping young birch leaves or pine needles, but according to Country Living, they'd make some great tea.

So, whether for medicinal or culinary purposes, fresh plants can make delicious tea. Now, who is baking the cookies to go with this delicious fresh tea?

(via Lifehacker)

Plants you can use to make tea(click thumbnails to view gallery)



  • jessica freeman


    I really enjoyed reading this blog. I always look for herbal ideas and products.. in fact i have found the world top selling herbal products at , My father is 94 years old and he has been using herbal products and herbal remedies for 40 years.. i am a true believer that herbal products are good for you.. again, thanks for a great blog and i look forward to updates.


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