Tea Bags are for Sissies!
Get Creative with your teas.
Make themas interesting as you like
and maybe healthier.
Almost anything edible, pesticide-free and organic from your yard or kitchen can become tea. Why limit yourself to a teabag and someone else's imagination. The potential is endless and fun to create.
A favorite of mine is to use citrus as a base. A home crop of tangerines, oranges or lemons can last a till next season if you take the time to dry the peel and jar them. Mix them with cinnamon, clove or star anise for a really interesting start. You can off set the base with an organic tea bag for deeper flavor. Making a full pot leaves extra to drink at room temperature or cold. Kids just know it as a drink that tastes good and they love creating it.
Just boil some of your favorite bits into combinations or steep to find the right flavors for you. Consider choices like dried orange, lemon or lime peel, fresh citrus, fresh or dried fruit, hibiscus flowers, passion fruit, green onion, clove, ginger, cinnamon, star anise for a licorice flavor, guava skins, bay leaves, rosemary and dandelion. All of your ingredients will have nutrients that your body can use while your cost can be close to zero.
Note: You can freeze fruits and bits or dry them. If you have a crop of too much citrus, you can actually put the entire fruit, whole in the freezer and bring it out when you are ready to juice it or make tea.