Monday, December 05, 2011
Teas & Other Things
It has been a long time since I wrote on tea. Funny, as this started out mostly as a tea blog. I have been enjoying mint tea most evenings picked from the mint patch in the grove. I wish I had picked more! It has such a wonderful flavor. The rosehips can be made into tea as well as the jar of horsetail. I am learning so much about herbs and their many wonderful uses.
I hope this year I will be able to put in a better garden and grow all the herbs I am missing. I had so few this last year. I did buy some in Portland to help tide me over and to use in some of the more medicinal things I am trying to make.
This land and the surrounding areas have so much to offer, if you know what you are looking for. I met some folks this weekend who forage all their herbs from the area. Maybe I can go along with them in the spring and summer and learn more!
I am having a debate still about doing a Christmas Tea this year. I really want to, but know that I have a lot of other things going on as well. Not activities, just work around here. A nice Christmas Tea can be a lot of work. Sweetheart suggested I do several small one-on-one teas. I have thought about it for a few days, but come away with the feeling that that would actually be more work. One giant tea is actually easier for me.
Still thinking about it. Not sure how it would even be received around here. This is such a different place.
I guess I will just keep thinking about it and pour myself another cup of tea while I do.