Saturday, September 28, 2013

Enjoying Our Tea

A Honeybee on Catnip
 I love growing herbs. They generally grow quite easily, they smell good, they look pretty and all the different flavors they can provide is so much fun!

  We do grow herbs for use in cooking but our main use of herbs around here is for tea. We drink tea for the pure pleasure of it and also for the health benefits. Most of us (Ken and Megan aren't really tea fans) crave a cup of tea when we aren't feeling to good.
Mara collecting herbs to dry
This week has unfortunately been one of sickness around here (though in the midst of that we took a trip anyway- maybe not so wise but it was fun) and the kids have developed some nasty coughs, tea has been the requested drink many, many times this week.

  To make our tea I simple bring a pot of water to a boil and then turn it off and drop in my fresh or dried herbs and let it steep for several minutes. Then we pour a cupful (There is a strainer in the spigot) which we then like to add milk and honey to. Yummy!
Peppermint is our favorite but we also use Catnip, Echinacea, Horsetail, Red Raspberry Leaf, Lemon Balm, Hyssop, Mullein and Borage (as well as a few others not so often).

   Do you like to drink herbal tea?

Would you like to win some of the herbs for tea that we have dried from our garden? I would love to share some with you.

  If you would like to win please leave a comment telling what type of tea you like and which of the ones highlighted above that you would like to try. (I can either send you a blend or some individual herbs). Please leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you should win.

  If you would like a second chance at winning then please become a GFC follower of my blog or subscribe via e-mail and leave me another comment letting me know that you do so.

  This giveaway will go through Oct. 1st at which time I will randomly select a winner.

And the winner is: Tiffany! Congratulations!

Don't miss the other giveaways that I have going on right now:

~ A Fabric Flower Barrette

~Handmade Soap

~"One Thousand Gifts" Book


 

4 comments:

Markie said...

The Peppermint or Red Raspberry Leaf sounds Yummy!!!! :) I also subscribe to your e-mail!!! :) markielamb1020@gmail.com

Sue D said...

We have been having hibiscus tea (storebought) this summer. I would like to try the red raspberry leaf.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I am a GFC follower and an email subscriber.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tiffany M. said...

I follow your blog thru email :) I would love to win some dried herbs. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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