Making Your Own Tea
Story: Making Your Own Tea
Presenter: Sue McDougall
Air Date: 10 April 2021
Sue shows us a range of plants that can be planted now to make wonderful warm herbal teas, perfect for the coming cooler months.
- Chamomile German tea is known for its therapeutic benefits. It is great for relaxation, insomnia and reducing inflammation.
- The Chamomile plant should be watered regularly until it is well established and then only occasionally watered as the plant matures.
- Chamomile is a hardy annual plant that grows well in dry conditions. The flowers that are harvested can be dried out and used to make a therapeutic herbal tea.
- Moroccan Mint is extremely hardy and grows well in nearly any climate with minimum care. It is best grown in a pot because it has the potential to be invasive.
- Moroccan Mint has a clean sweet minty aroma and taste. The fresh leaves can be added to hot water or combine with green tea and sugar to make Moroccan Tea.
- The Dandelion plant is full of antioxidants, reduces inflammation, and has been said to aid in reducing blood pressure and supporting weight loss.
- Dandelion is a perennial but should be grown as an annual to prevent bitterness from developing in the plant.
- Dandelion grows all year round in warm environments but becomes dormant in environments that experience a cold winter.
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