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8/8 Herbal Tea Garden - Morningsun Herb Farm's 8-video series "ALL ABOUT HERBS" with Rose Loveall

8/8 Herbal Tea Garden - Morningsun Herb Farm's 8-video series
hi and welcome to morning centre

farm

my name is

rose

Lubov owner of morning centre

farm

a small specialty nursery located in Northern California today we're having tea time this is week 8 the final week of our eight-week

series

all about

herb

s you've joined me for all the other seven weeks where we've discussed basil lemon

herb

s the ethnic

herb

s we've learned to grow

herb

s and containers we've talked about capers we've talked about the five essential

herb

s that every

garden

needs we've looked at lavender in depth and finally this week we get to sit down relax and enjoy some tea I love

herb

al tea and I love being able to make it out of my

garden

one of the reasons I love it so much is because you can always go to the store grab some tea bags or now you can even grab some pre-made tea that's gonna tell you what kind of wonderful things that's gonna do for you and then you jump in your car with your bottle of tea you run off to work and you're drinking this tea that's supposed to help ground you but you're speeding along the freeway and that kind of takes away from what tea really is all about especially

herb

tea so this is a great way to ground yourself back into the

garden

and into the

herb

al world is to be able to actually look through your

garden

and decide what kind of tea you want to make fortunately

herb

tea is not rocket science so even though you see all these crazy blends when you see them in stores

herb

teas are simple...
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and they're relatively safe for everyone to make so we're gonna discuss some of my favorite

herb

s to use for making

herb

teas now first I want to talk about just a little terminology because we call things a tea all of these are my teas they're all made of

herb

s though and they don't contain any actual tea so traditionally only tea had camellia sinensis if it doesn't have camellia sinensis it can't actually be called tea so it's green tea black tea oolong tea Earl Grey tea all of those come from one particular species of chameleon so none of my teas today have any camellia sinensis in it so a lot of people love to call it a very fancy name I love this name to call the tea Seine a to Seine is a tea made only of

herb

s spices seeds and flowers so these are all tisanes they have no caffeine in them and they're all made from plant material out of the

garden

there's also infusions and decoctions that you'll see sometimes and when we're talking about an infusion we're talking about taking our - saying or our our tea and we're really letting it go for a long time we're letting it infuse into the water for a long time because we're really trying to pull out a lot more than just a flavor out of that particular leaf and a decoction if you've ever had traditional Chinese medicine you've had a decoction which means it's seeds bark root material rhizomes that are all smashed up and eventually they're boiled and...
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they're boiled down into something that's usually not very flavorful and but that's how you get out all those fabulous components out of the material is you have to actually boil it out now with our teas we have never boils so it's kind of our classic thing to learn about tea making very simple if you're if you're gonna start with tea that you're gonna use hot water in you're always gonna bring your water up to boiling you're gonna pour it over your plant material and then you're gonna close the lid so whether you're just in a little tea pot like this or a big tea pot or even on a kettle or a big pot you're always going to want to shut it down because all those essential oils as they start to vaporize you don't want to lose them so this tea I've let go for quite a while actually a little bit more than I would usually go this tea has gone for about 15 minutes I'm going to use this as kind of a medicinal tea we'll talk about this plant today this is a basil and I'd let it go for about 15 minutes this is our sacred basil or Tulsi basil so it's a very dark colored tea it's only one particular plant has a very

herb

al taste to it you can also bring your water up to boiling add your plant material shut it down and let it cool off for a few minutes and then pull your plant material out and then you can do something fun this is an anise hyssop tea and the aunt it's a it's got a lot of fruit in it right...
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here let's see if I can so this is anise hyssop and pineapple sage and then I've added fruit to it so fruit infusions are a great way to add a little bit of natural sugar so this I've let infuse with now the the actual fruit and I let this one go for about 15 minutes and then I'm going to pour it over one of the other plants we're going to talk about because having some edible flowers in your tea is fabulous French press is another great way to make your teeth so this tea was made quite a bit earlier today I let it French press for about 10 minutes this is what I recall razzle mint tea so this is a blend this tea here has oh gosh spearmint peppermint

rose

hips lemongrass orange peel and raspberry leafs and a little bit of cinnamon so really is the perfect combination of all the possibilities you can get with

herb

s in your tea blends you can also go with the Sun tea right this is a great way to make your tea and I love to use this for some things like nettles in this jar is

rose

petals lemon verbena nettles and a little bit of

rose

geranium and this one's not quite ready yet I've been letting this go for about four hours and it has about another four hours so as you can see it's not like I measure usually you use one tablespoon of fresh material or one teaspoon of dried material per cup of hot water so that's kind of a basic and of course it depends on how you like it to taste so with tea people are always so nervous to cut anything from...
their plant or use anything fresh or dried the first thing I always tell people is just give it a try it's out of your

garden

it'll grow again if you don't like it you can just use the plant for other reasons but fun and easy to do so lots of different possibilities in the tea world usually have some cookies here to share with Dexter but not today so we're going to go into the

garden

now and we're gonna look at some of my favorite

herb

s and it's great because we're gonna be able to kind of break them down into some different components so you know I mentioned that this is just like the perfect tea blend here with all the mints and the cinnamon and lemongrass so your

herb

s you can kind of put into five categories citrus like lemon and orange mint spices so you cardamom ginger turmeric all of those kinds of things the other one would be floral which is like the

rose

petals and lavender and then the final one is

herb

al and I hate to say this but being an

herb

grower but my least favorite of all those five are kind of the

herb

al only because I spend a lot of time hiding the

herb

al flavors so you're gonna see me always go back to lemon verbena lemongrass lemon thyme lemon basil I tend to go with the citrus to add into almost all of my tea blends because they just make it more flavorful for me so for some people they like the earthiness of just nettle tea or oat straw tea but for me I guess I'm a kid at heart I still want a little citrus flavor...
so let's go off into the

garden

and have some fun so high on my list of almighty

herb

s are the lemon

herb

s and of course we had an entire

video

just on lemon

herb

s so I want to just focus for a short time on a couple of my favorites of course lemon grass my favorite this is a big lemongrass that probably is about three years old and we've never cut it back entire so this is how large a lemongrass will get I used primarily the leaf part when I'm doing my tea making from it easy to grow I mean you can see it here it's in half Sun half shade does really well gets watered once a week here I also love lemon verbena and I love you Xena but I love lemon verbena here you can see a larger sized lemon verbena just starting to get ready to bloom this is that

herb

that I told you is my favorite earth and it's true this is my favorite

herb

I include this in almost all my tea blends again I told you I like things a little sweet and this is like a sweet refreshing lemon flavor so anything I'm using as a tea it seems like I always at least touch it up a little bit with lemon verbena it grows really well it's a big perennial here it's a full Sun to partial shade plant easy to grow in my hands I have a little bit of lemon balm this has that grassy lemon flavor so this is a happy wanderer or a joyous spreader some people would call it invasive but I'm gonna call it a happy wanderer it goes all over the

garden

seeds really easily has a wonderful flavor and the...
best thing about this plant is that when you use this for a tea it has this grassy lemon flavor to it and it's very calming and balancing so this is one of my favorite nighttime urge to use in a tea blend I might use lemon verbena or lemongrass in the morning because it's a little bit more refreshing and uplifting but lemon balm is a nighttime

herb

very calming and I always tell people you know lemon balm in the

garden

is great after you've ripped it all out of the

garden

quite angrily because it spreads everywhere you can make a nice relaxing tea with it so talk about grounding yourself back to your

garden

you get to rip it out then enjoy it a little bit and so it can come back again and again and you're still going to love it in your

garden

one of the fun things about tea making is that it's easy to get kids to drink tea and especially you can sweeten it up with a little bit of honey brown sugar and that usually works really well and you can fool them a little bit so you can take this great

herb

lemon balm and you can mix it with another one of our most popular tea

herb

s you can mix it with chamomile and here we have the German kettle now this is not react are you richer katate you're used just the whole hours so that's always the thing that fools people again I'd mix lemon balm and I'd mix chamomile flowers because that's gonna be a wonderful relaxing tea blend that's very good for sleep it's a mild sleep aid so it's...
perfect for children or anyone that is really affected by any sort of a serious sleep aid and of course it's fun because who doesn't love flowers in their tea right so if you use them fresh they're quite strong most of us see them dried and in the worst case we see them all dried out in a little tea bag that's probably three years old out of the store this is super potent here just two or three of these in a cup of tea and you'll be knocked out for the night but with no ill effects the next morning so camel mouths fun you would be harvesting this throughout the season the more you harvest the more you're gonna get fresh flowers so that's really a critical thing when it's flowers that you're trying to harvest the more you harvest the more you get more flowers the other thing is always to remember what are you using for flowers and what are you using for foliage so for the chamomile fuse the foliage it doesn't give you any effect at all then if you really want your kids to sleep you're gonna add one more really great component to it and we've talked about a little bit with the lemon

herb

s but you're going to add catnip and you can add regular old catnip and I have one in my

garden

which I don't think my cats have found otherwise it would be flattened again here's your here's just plain old catnip cats are gonna do here any second now that I'm messing so catnip is another gentle gentle sedative that's great...
as a sleep aid and I talk about for kids in particular but not just kids so if you're a grown-up and you want to have something calming in the summertime even as an iced beverage it doesn't have to be a hot tea it can be an iced tea a little bit of honey or agave syrup it's wonderful to help you sleep very relaxing you can also use the flowers of so here you've got these beautiful catnip flowers mix that in with your chamomile flowers I'll call catnip another joyous spreader which means it's pretty invasive but you're gonna be using this all the time to make these great tea blends so if I was gonna make just a nice calming blend for myself it would definitely have these three

herb

s in it and of course I always like to have lemon so I'm gonna always use lemon balm lemon grass or lemon verbena but in this case the lemon balm is the perfect lemony

herb

to use for nighttime teas we don't always want nighttime though sometimes we want to get up and be real zippy and so one of the primary things we would use for that are mints and mints are just we have so many different ones so let's take a look at that pot that we planted way back on week three when we did our container planting so way back in week 3 we actually planted this container with five different myths so we had our wonderful banana mint pineapple mint pear mint strawberry mint and orange mint so instead of our traditional peppermint and spearmint that we have in like the teas that...
we just made earlier these are our fun really great teas for making for summertime so when I think of a summertime drink these kind of wonderful fruity teas fruity mints are fabulous they also grow just as well of course as our spearmint and peppermint so you noticed banana mint trying to make its way out of here so this is always a good reminder that we're gonna keep these plants tucked inside or we're gonna prune them back especially because why don't we make tea out of them so kids love it if you're gonna make like hot chocolate or even just regular chocolate at night if you make banana chocolate or strawberry chocolate or orange chocolate or a pineapple chocolate I mean that kind of zips it up a little bit and adds a little bit of great mint and mint has a lot of purposes besides just tasting good so it's great to make a tea that tastes good but what are the wonderful things about using

herb

s and teas is that you can also get a lot of the health benefits from it and mint is probably one of the first things I think of what I've had a big barbecue a big meal lots of you know ribs or something like that and I don't feel very good you drink mint tea and any of this meat of these mints will work not just spearmint and peppermint and those kinds of mints are gonna make your stomach feel better they're gonna aid in digestion they're gonna get everything moving around there and also they're good for gas so if you have a gassy meal you can...
use this afterwards we always think of losing the digestive OHS which are alcoholic beverages you drink after dinner but you don't have to do that you can just have an

herb

tea especially a mint tea so you've got this beautiful Bowl you can always just take pineapple mint and I know it's so wonderful plus it's so pretty so you notice how you can use this as a garnish not just in your tea but with your teeth so beautiful so if you're trying to have a nice evening meal and you want to kind of jazz it up for the guests a little bit include a little bit of garnish of what you're including in your in your tea blend it just sort of makes it up much more special tea is mint of course is very easy to grow here we are actually underneath a redwood tree it gets a lot of shade and so long as I keep these fairly cool and fairly moist they will do really mint will do equally well under hot dry conditions except the flavor changes so we're talking about using these plants for teas this week so we want to make sure that we're keeping them sweet-smelling and not bitter if they get really hot and dried out the Leafs get waxy the essential oil actually leaves those Leafs and you're left with just the bitter component so if you ever have had a mint teen you know that's bitter part of it may be that it's time to prune that back move it into a little bit more shade and get some new Leafs from it so mints mint is a whole component on its own to

herb

al...
tea blends you see these are just five different tastes you can get from mint so wonderful fun to play with for your tea making this lovely perennial we're looking at here is a native of the Midwest of the United States this is echinacea purpurea purple coneflower this is one of the traditional species that we think of as a medicinal

herb

and it's one of those medicinal

herb

s that is widely used here in the United States and all over the world as an immune builder so we use this plant primarily the root system to help build our immune system so it's something that you would use as a tea blend for a short period of time so you can use all parts of this plant for its medicinal and its tea purposes the flavor is not spectacular I love to use it as a flower tea those purple petals are beautiful and you can even float this main comb in with it also you can't really eat the cone at all it's very hard and durable and the petals they don't have a lot of flavor so this is that

herb

al idea where you're tasting you're going to taste like long or grass or hay that those are the traditional things we call these things this kind of

herb

al flavor but it's got a lot of good medicinal use so again I would mix this with something citrusy or something else that's floral that's more strongly scented you can use the flowers and the flowers have the immune building in a very small quantity you can use the root systems by digging it up and you can make...
teas out of the roots that's where you're going to be using it as a decoction right we talked about that earlier these are very very a gentle components in a tea so if you were to boil this you would be basically boiling out all the useful components but when you get down to the root system the big fleshy system that is the area where you're going to have to boil it down in order to get the components you want so it's beautiful to look at we use it as a cut flower a lot and of course you can tell it's great for bringing pollinators into the

garden

and it's a very useful and functional tea

herb

especially as a medicinal tea it doesn't add a lot of flavor on its own but super important to include especially in a tea blend that you're going to use during the winter time so this would be a good time to harvest those flowers and dry them for using for wintertime teas we're also going to add one more

herb

here that's um it's a sticker e1 and it's fun to talk about because no one can believe it when we actually talk about using it for edible purposes so let's go take a look at it so here we are beside one of our most useful

herb

s for making a tea so it's always a surprise when I tell people what it is I'm only gonna pet it gently here these are stinging nettles arnica dioica is the botanical name it's actually getting ready to flower here it's flowering actually and getting ready to produce seed very beautiful to...
look at it has and it's a little bit hard to see but it has on the Leafs especially the undersides of the leaves and the stem there's these tiny little stickers and on the stickers there's a little bit of chemical uric acid and when you push your hand into this plant it stings you and it just lasts for a little bit of time but did penny what body part hits it that little bit of time could be really kind of intense so um it's a fun plant to think about growing because you don't necessarily want it we are going to run into it unlike so many

herb

s that smell good but I can't say enough great things about this plant so stinging nettles full of vitamin A vitamin C vitamin b6 and b12 it's got all kinds of polyphenols in it it's got all kinds of essential acids in it it's super high in calcium particularly usable calcium and magnesium iron and selenium it is food it is super nutrition so I would drink nettle tea every day whether I was a man or a woman because it's a really good tonic tea meaning it's a tea that you can drink every day for most people they go I don't want stinging nettles in my

garden

so you can buy it dried of course or in other forms it used to be used and it still is used for people who have arthritis and what you would do is you'd cut the branches and you'd smack yourself with them and those little uric acid stingers would go into you and it would help the inflammation we don't do that much anymore but...
it can be used internally as that tea now to help with inflammation so I'm telling you this plant is important and you should be drinking it every day so it's the second you dry it or the second you wilt it like you would in a tea it's going to disappear as far as having that sting and this is what I like to use in my Sun tea so nettles to me taste like you know hey lawn for lack of a better word so I've got lots of nettles in here tons of nettles in general we use about a cup of nettles for every 2 cups of water so you really make it intense a little bit of

rose

petals because that has a lot of good regeneration in it my lemon verbena because I can't live without my lemon verbena and then a little bit of

rose

geranium in here too just to give it a little bit more of a floral flavor to it it's only gone for about four hours I love to make a Sun tea with the Nettles because of all of the

herb

s that I use nettles is the one that has the most mineral content and so letting it steep out very slowly is the best way to get all of those great minerals into the tea and then into your body so next time you're walking through a patch of Nettles out in the forest and you are cussing at it remember how useful it can be and cut some of it maybe use your long sleeves in order to cut it and dry it and then use it to make tea or fresh I know this is the plant that everyone goes Nettles why would I grow Nettles and then when I'm done telling them everyone goes...
I need more calcium and more essential amino acids in my body and more polyphenols in my body so everyone changes their mind and they don't necessarily grow the plant but they definitely seek it out as a dried

herb

so again the the nettles don't have a lot of flavor it's that verbal component but the lemon verbena is going to give you a much better flavor I think but a lot of people just like the flavor of Nettles and if you've ever had metal soup nettle soup is delicious and it's like a bright green because it has so much chlorophyll in it yeah it's an amazing plant every time it stings mango but and it doesn't sting you on the out it stings you when you shove your hand into it yeah Nettles that's so true don't go here this is monarda didyma but we commonly call it bergamot or oz juego tea or bee balm and it gets that name bee balm because it is such an amazing plant to attract honeybees but also butterflies and hummingbirds it is a native of the east coast of the United States and we don't see it growing too much on the west coast of the US I'm not sure why because it is spectacular this is a member of the mint family it has that square stem and it gets kind of big it can get a little bit unruly it's not uncommon for it to get three or four or five feet wide but when it comes into bloom in the middle of the summer why not grow this beautiful plant you can always dig it up when you're done for the season it also is a...
wonderful one to add to your teas so this is one of the edible flowers that I put in my my tea blend earlier today these wonderful flowers of the bee balm are edible they have a bit of a mint flavor to them but a little bit earthier than regular mint flowers so you can eat the entire flower it has kind of a crunchiness to it that's really wonderful and kind of a citrus flavor but with a little mint undertone wonderful to add in salads but why not add it to your teeth bergamot or oz Wego teeth has been widely used for hundreds of years first by Native Americans and later by the pilgrims and it's there's a story that says that this is what they used after the Boston Tea Party when they couldn't get tea made from camellia sinensis anymore this is what they used as their tea blend is oz juego tea or bee balm has a wonderful sort of a citrus mint effect on the leafs also so you can use the flowers and you can use the leafs it's definitely one of those things that a lot of people think that once the plant is blooming you've lost a lot of the flavor but you know you can always harvest some before it blooms but why not enjoy and actually use these blooms as part of your tea blend and flower teas are all the rage now so monarda is a great one to add to all of your flower teas it gives it a nice citrusy flavor really wonderful pretty it dries beautifully so you can use it fresh and you can dry these and use these for drying as well so as way goatee included in...
your

garden

if you can't fit something this big in your

garden

you can choose a smaller variety like petite delight or balmy purple that only gets about 18 inches tall and will still give you the wonderful flowers a lot of people will grow that in a container because they don't want it to take such a big part of the

garden

up but when people see this one in our

garden

everybody wants a big monarda because it's truly stunning and once you find out you can eat it drink it why not have it in your

garden

all the time so here we are besides

rose

mary officinalis plain ole

rose

mary this one is blue spires it's super sticky it's got a lot of essential oil and this is one of those plants I think people go

rose

mary tea does that sound good yes it does especially in the wintertime because

rose

mary is invigorating it helps to move blood around in the body it's really wonderful for memory it's very antiseptic it's very antibacterial so it's a good wintertime medicinal tea I wouldn't necessarily make a tea just of

rose

mary you know I'm gonna add some lemon to this you know it's gonna have a little bit of lemon verbena lemon balm something to kind of make it a little bit more citrusy and a little bit less Irby flavored but this is a wonderful plant to add to your tea blend so if I was going to use this as a tea blend instead of using a whole teaspoon of dried

rose

mary or a tablespoon of fresh

rose

mary and a tea that would be pretty darn zippy...
that would be a tea you would not forget so you're gonna use this in a blend where maybe you're only going to have a quarter teaspoon of dried in your tea blend so maybe you're gonna use this and a little bit of lemon thyme so you're gonna still get all those great antiseptic antibacterial wintertime properties for the tea but you're not going to get like heavy

rose

mary so wonderful to add the floral from a lemon and something something like a time but

rose

mary is super important so we're gonna make sure we include this in our tea blend we're not going to shy away from using it one of our other favorite

herb

s to use in teas are sage now sage is one of those things we definitely don't think of for making tea if you're in the Mediterranean of course they use a lot of sage in their tea making I like to use the little more citrusy sages so in front of me here I have pineapple sage and this particular pineapple sage with that golden leaf is called Golden Delicious and oh my gosh it smells so strongly of pineapple so you get that little bit of a sage undertone and you get to enjoy the benefits from the sage as far as it being good for your digestive system but it's going to have a little more citrusy flavor so it's not such a strong flavor to it as a matter of fact when I made the tea one of our teas pineapple sage was one of the components the other component was something to sweeten up that sage a little bit and that was this guy right...
here which is anise hyssop August ashy funicula anise hyssop has a very strong licorice e flavor so for me I always I always think to myself I don't like licorice but anise hyssop is different it's very refreshing it's very light and it has a little bit of natural sweetness and of course the best part there's the flower delicious it's super sweet so if you're trying to sweeten up your flower tea I would definitely use anise hyssop as a matter of fact I make a tea cookie that's a chocolate tea cookie and it includes anise hyssop flowers so it has this wonderful licorice e minty flavor along with the chocolate and these little purple flowers super beautiful very strong flavored this is when I make sure that I harvest during the summer because it does go dormant in the winter time and one of its main times to use it is during the winter I have a sore throat this is a really great

herb

for me to use for a sore throat especially mixed with something like sage so if you have sage and anise hyssop together the sore throat in the winter time over the beginnings of a cold or a cough these are wonderful for soothing and coating the throat I love them and together they make a really nice cold tea refreshing tea in the summer time so if you have allergies you know you're very dry you can use it then and in the winter time if you have a cold it's wonderful for colds so for me this is one of the perfect blends and when you mix it with a little bit of...
fruit like throat smash a few strawberries in or a plum especially it's just out of this world you get that natural sweetness from the fruit without adding a bit of sugar so there's also other kinds of pineapple sage this is a dwarf pineapple sage a little bit different leaf here's that beautiful red flower and guess what it's probably not a surprise by now everyone knows I eat flowers another yummy flower to add to your tea or to make into a flower tea all on its own this particular one this is dwarf pineapple sage the Leafs are a little bit different and it really has a sweet flavor and a sweet scent to it so even within one species of plant you can get so many different possibilities so dwarf pineapple sage more like more like a pineapple gummy bear I mean it's just really super sweet flavored so if you're looking for something a little bit different you can cook with this and you can use it in your teeth so now we're looking at Tulsi basil holy basil sacred basil this is a traditional basil that is grown all over India it's always in front of every home in India widely used in Ayurvedic medicine and it is now an extremely popular tea so this is Tulsi tea Tulsi is basil essentially but it's one particular species of basil less I'mI'm tenuous lorem so this is a beautiful example very different leaf I wish you could feel the leaf through the camera it's very fuzzy you wouldn't even notice that this was a basil because...
it's just it's covered with little fine hairs and the fragrance completely different it has some clove to it we think of using this as a relaxing tea but even more important this is a big immune boosting tonic tea so people use this for increasing immunity and for overall general wellness and so a lot of people drink Tulsi tea every day it's you know it's strong it's Irby so you know I'm gonna have to add something to it and Emily I mean it's delicious it has a little bit of clove to it which I love cloves in my tea so it's got a little spiciness that's rather unexpected you could always add a little bit of lemon basil or cinnamon basil to it to keep all the Basil's together and still get that same wonderful effect of being a well being tea or good tonic tea for everyday use a lot of people just like to have this plant outside their house because it definitely signifies good will good fortune the cap loves it the dogs love it everyone is paying homage to it am I wrong these are they not all paying homage to it we love this plant fabulous raspberry who knew that raspberry was part of a tea you may think of raspberry here's a little bit little baby raspberry my employees come through here and raid all the big ones every day so you think of raspberries maybe you could add that to a tea and that would give that fruitiness to it but actually the important part of this plant is the leaf raspberries and tea are excellent because...
they're so high vitamin C so if you're looking to get lots of vitamin C raspberry leaf is the way to get it they also have a lot of other really wonderful nutrients so you would eat this or you would use this in your tea blend since it has a little bit of a spine to it it's much easier to dry out and use it as part of your teeth this is a tea that's also used a lot by pregnant women particularly in the last trimester of their pregnancy so this is a good time to mention that if you're going to be using

herb

s as teas which is definitely the safest way to take

herb

s into your body for a medicinal form you're going to want to make sure if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing health conditions you want to be able to discuss it with your physician or find a good

herb

alist in your area or go to some websites there are some really great ones out there especially the American botanical council has all the research that's been done and can tell you any contraindications why you wouldn't use any of these

herb

s into your tea blends but raspberry for example this is a good one for men and for women to include in a tea blend the flavor is Irby so you know what I'm gonna do with it I'm going to be adding some sort of a lemon

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to this or some sort of a spice perhaps so here we are out in our lavender field if you remember several weeks ago in week seven we were out in the same lavender field with lots of lavender but it was harvest time so we...
have harvested most of our lavenders especially all of our English lavenders for some reason my crew didn't harvest that one English lavender so I'm gonna harvest this English lavender now this is one called violet intrigue and the reason why I include this one for my teas is because this one has a sweet flavor so again when I'm making my teas I want to use that lavender that has a sweet floral flavor not the flavor of pine trees not my favorite flavor so all of these little flowers you could dry and use in your teas but those you know they're gone very quickly really the part of the plant that has all of the delicious flavors are the buds so these buds are the part that we're actually going to use in our tea blend now I know some people use lavender only as a tea they would use an entire teaspoon of those lavender buds for their tea that's strong you're gonna get knocked out and you're gonna want to put some honey in that tea because it's going to have a very Irby taste so I would use this in a tea blend that maybe had some lemon balm and perhaps a little bit of chamomile and that way you get that nice maybe time to you without being too strong on the lavender side thanks for joining me today to learn more about

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