The cool weather has brought most of us inside snuggling under afghans drinking hot tea or cider. I look forward to this time of year: no snow (yet), cool (but not freezing), colorful (not bland greys), apple season, tea season, squash season, crock pot season, soup season, and warm woollies to bundle up in.
This autumn has been especially tasty because Crafter Monkey has been experimenting with my herbal harvest. She’s been adding a pinch of this and that to the tea-pot and come up with some wonderful combinations! My favorite tea blend so far is one part lemon balm, one part peppermint and just a pinch of stevia.
Above you can see many of the herbal tea harvest: stevia, lavender, lemon balm, peppermint, chocolate mint, horehound, catnip, lemon verbena, lemon-rose geranium and rosemary. Some of these plants will winter indoors where I’ll try really hard not to
kill them let them die over the winter months. I’ve had better luck over the years with my rosemary plants, but my limit is usually two years – fingers crossed!
All this typing about herbal tea has me in the mood to hit the favorite rocker with the tea-pot close by and some warm wool yarn on the needles…