It's time for Tea and
T Stands for Tuesday !
First off I'd like to thank Elizabeth for giving me a Heads Up on her blog this week. Since she posted on making teabags and was kind enough to mention me I thought I'd write about my teas again.
I make a lot of herbal tea blends and herbal tinctures using herbs I grow in my garden and a few I buy at farmers market or on line.
I've been getting my bags from BulkHerbs.com
and they look like this.
After filling the bags with the herb mixture you seal with heat....iron it. I used to use a small craft size iron I've hard for years. I however dropped it and it no longer works. I'm not in the mood to buy a new one or drag out my real clothing iron so I usually just heat a butter knife on my electric stove burner ( very carefully and not real hot) and seal it that way.
I did just recently realize that MountainRoseHerbs.com does carry the bags too and they are less expensive there. So that is where my next order will come from :)
I'm way behind on processing my herbs this year..
This is what's in the basement in various stages of drying on a screen door.
This is the Chocolate Mint I gathered last week. One tray is completely dry and the other two are almost there.
This is the sage I gathered today and still needs to be stripped from the stems put into the dehydrators and dried.
I finally got all of the Thyme for the year dried and bottled. :)
With the perfect growing weather this summer and the extremely warm and late long running fall I have about 3 times what I usually get in a growing season.
This is my tea for the night. It's Sage and Thyme tea with raw honey and a dash of Cheyenne Pepper. Great for colds or in my case allergies.
The art in the picture is an on going piece that I need to get off my desk so I stop changing it :)
She started out like this...
...Then went to this...
....then to this....
...wishing I had left the splatters on at this point ...but too late they are gone :( ...
Here she is today.....
I have the white flowers going onto the sides of the painting too and some of the scribbles... but she's about to become too busy so she has to leave the desk ♥
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