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?