Flowers and teas seem to go together like fruit and treats. How about combining all these wonderful elements into one, perfect cup of flowery, refreshing and slightly sweet concoction of goodness? A sweet concoction of goodness is precisely what good, home made tea can be. Now, warm, homemade tea on a train in the Swiss Alps with the sun glinting off the mountainside? Color me one happy blogger! I would like to share with you, Dear Readers, that making homemade tea is very simple and rewarding. Maybe you will not drink it in the Alps but your spirit will soar just as high!
Before we know it, Spring, in all her glory, will be upon us, so begin planning your garden now. Plant herbs and flowers and berries that may be combined and cooked down to sweeten and warm a day in the winter or cool one down in the summer. Plant strawberries and use the leaves to make a tea or strawberry top water. Plant lavender and chamomile to soothe a scratchy throat and flavor baked goods. Allow mint to thrive and brew it to help with digestion or add it to a salad for a spicy punch. Ignore a few rose blooms and harvest the rose hips to boost your vitamin C and then dry some of the petals to flavor both sugar and salt. See? Sweet and good concoctions can come right from your own backyard.
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