Thursday, August 19, 2010
Herbal Tea from My Garden
Have succeeded in making a wonderful herbal tea from my garden this week.
It combines basil and lemongrass, and have a cup beside me now as I write.
It started when a fellow community gardener said he dried his basil and used it in cooking.
Was pulling out last year's basil at the time so decided to hang it up dry.
Another friend had just been to India where he said they had wonderful herbal teas from basil and thought it was from the seeds.
So put the basil seeds in a brown paper bag to dry as well.
Meanwhile brought a small herb grinding mill and last week put both the dried basil leaves and seeds through the mill.
The ground dried basil made a strong, sweet tea, but had lemongrass growing, so picked some of that, cut it up small and have been adding it to the basil tea for a lemon lift.
Am now planning to plant some chamomile and look at further herbal options.