Friday, April 30, 2010

Home-Grown Herbal Tea

A few weeks back, I planted 4 little plants for tea making in my garden: lemon balm, chamomile, peppermint and pineapple sage. The combination of cow manure and mulch and lots of rain has meant they have grown fast! So today we harvested some leaves and had cups of tea with our phonics and literacy lessons.

placing the leaves in the teacups

4 cups of leaves, ready for steeping

Peppermint for William and I, and pineapple sage for Saraya and Elijah. The children chose and picked their own leaves. The tea was refreshing, and the feeling of harvesting our own is always satisfying!

I'll be off for the weekend, which is destined to be full of adventures (a certain someone in the house is turning the big 3-0 next week; celebrations are beginning early!)........... be back next week!


Sandra said...

Lovely fresh tea.
Have a great weekend!

AmFriend said...

Yummy!! Pineapple sage sounds like a flavor I would like.

Enjoy your weekend. And hope that "certain someone" has a blessed 30th birthday and a fantastic celebration.

Anna said...

Now that looks like it was just splendid.

Renata said...

Such a lovely idea. I had some chamomile growing, but unfortunately it was eaten by a cow - I really should look around for some more to put in with winter (& rain hopefully) coming on.
I'd choose the peppermint!


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