Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tea anyone?

Since the weather turned colder, I have been getting ready for the winter at home here.

I love this time of year, I feel so cozy and secure at home.  I have been experimenting with different spices and seeds to make herbal tea.

It is great fun for me.

loose tea bought from tea store - made with flowers

In dish - fennel seeds which I am drying after drinking the tea from it.

tea making equipment

fruit tea in tea ball

Fennel seeds drying to make potpouri

once empty jar, now starting to be filled with used tea fixings plus a sieve.

Home made potpouri - nice scent - no waste here!

I would say that tea made with fennel, or caraway seeds, rosemary, mint and the list could go on and on, is very economical, good tasting and healthy.  The best place to get these ingredients are Middle Eastern stores as they are much cheaper to buy there than a tea store.

After one drinks the tea made from any of the above ingredients, then spread the ingrediants from the tea ball out on a plate and dry for several days.  Then take an old bottle and slowly fill it up to have a pleasant scent.  Can add essential oils once the natural scene is gone but should not have to do that very often.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea, a good book and pleasant music.  Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

I would like to make one addition to this list of teas.  In the case of Rosemary, one needs one (1) tablespoon of rosemary to 8 ozs.  Best way to get the smell through the house (smells wonderful) is to cook it in a pot on top of the stove slowly and then pour the liquid through a strainer and drink it.  I find that it makes a stronger drink that way and worth the effort.

Thanks again for dropping by.

1 comment:

princess-anna said...

Hi Mom this is a lovely thing to do on a cold day. The pictures are so good.
I corrected myself and made caraway seed tea with whole cloves and 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds. It tasted heavenly.
Thanks again for sharing the tea recipes