Rosey Rosehips! Top 10 ways to use rosehips.

Foraging rosehips is pretty easy,Β  I often read it can be prickly and time consuming but no more so than blackberries in my humble opinion. Less staining. I think the point of foraging is to spend the time outdoors and … Continue reading

Craft teas

Β You can make tea with whatever you like and its fun to experiment with combinations. I added two small slices or one large slice, of dehydrated pear and a tablespoon of dried rosehips (mine are whole crushed ones) to the infuser in the centre of my teapot and it made about 2 cups. An ordinary teapot and a strainer works just as well πŸ˜‰

You can experiment with many many flavours and even tea bags or tea pot potions as I call my larger ones. I recently made some little bags for using herbs and dried flowers in foot and bath soaks (also on this blog) so I used more of these for teas as well πŸ™‚

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blending flavours

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A finished ‘tea pot potion’

some of my favourite and more unusual combinations:

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They make great gifts and Ive recently put together someΒ  gift sets of retro or vintage tins (you can reuse any tin or moisture proof container) to house a variety of flavoured bags. Home made gifts that do not cost the earth! Chemical free, no carbon footprint in making these, all completely natural straight from my garden! I know people will delight in receiving these as a gift. I would.

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I also drink many of these rather than purchasing ordinary tea bags.

Earlier on in the year I attended a permaculture course with Graham Burnett from Spiral seeds, one of our tasks on the course was to analyse the open ended effects of a cup of tea made with a supermarket brand compared to a home made lemon balm tea. Which offers more degree of control on shockingly limitless effects.

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sorrel (from the garden) and ginger. A great combination!

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What goes into your branded tea and what you get out!

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Permaculture system with you at the centre puts you in control!