Right now, it feels like flower shops everywhere around here are getting filled to the brim with beige toned dried grasses and flowers. And on Pinterest, there are endless amounts of tips on how to decorate your home with the same hues. In the midst of all this, we would like to turn the light on some herbs and flowers which grow closer to home, things you can diy (in this case, dry it yourself!). We absolutely love the fact that apart from looking cute, they're great for tea making too. And autumn + tea = a super combo, that's old news.
As the dark comes creeping in, and we spend a lot of time in front of the computer studying during the days, sometimes it's not all that easy to settle down and go to sleep in the evening. That's a great time for chamomile tea, made from the pretty little chamomile flowers – it feels soothing, calming and has a nice, sweet flavor.
Here are some herbs and flowers which are perfect for tea making. You can get a hold of them pretty easily, outdoors or in stores.
- Raspberry leaves (apparently not recommended if you’re pregnant)
- Lemon verbena
- Sage (yummy when mixed w splash of lemon juice and some sugar/honey)
Yes, We might be a little late to the party for fresh chamomile and lavender, but there are health food stores and such who offer dried flowers to make tea from.
If you want to build an herb tea stash for the winter, just pick and dry the leaves/petals (some of them in the list above can stand in a pot indoors = several harvests =yessss). Drying herbs and flowers is super easy, just space consuming. You can either pick leaves/petals and put them out on a towel or newspaper (flip them every now and then),or make small bundles that you hang up and let dry (warning: if the bundles are too thick, they might mold). Place your drying herbs and flowers in a dark and warm place, sunlight is bad for taste and scent.
Do you drink tea? Are you psyched for fall? We are! * staying positive *
Now we’re gonna go pick some mint leaves and enjoy a hot cup of tea.
Talk to you soon!