beautiful monsters: Teatime

November 07, 2007


As I wistfully wandered around teashops, sniffing samples of teas that I canít afford, it suddenly occurred to me that I could make my own blends! Buying the ingredients from supermarkets or picking them from the garden must work out cheaper, right?

Here are my ideas (untested so far):

Nasturtium leaves and flowers, with rosehips, strawberries, and lemon peel.

(Fair Trade) black tea with horopito and orange peel.

Manuka leaves with lemon balm and mint.

Kawakawa with lemongrass, ginger and calendula (ok, so this one isnít actually my idea at all).

Rooibus tea with ginger, lemon peel and aniseed.

Manuka, kawakawa and fennel.

Other suggestions appreciated :)

Posted by Fionnaigh at November 7, 2007 09:40 AM | TrackBack

Have you thought of hitting the asian supermarkets? You can buy small dried roses etc for adding. One of my favourite tea leaf teas is turkish apple and it is predominantly dried apple pieces. Yum!

Posted by: Giffy at November 14, 2007 09:12 AM

I enjoy your blog so much that I have linked it to mine. Is that okay? If not, I'll remove it.

btw: The leaves from the rose geranium are wonderful when laid on the bottom of a cake pan before the batter is poured it. No pesticides, of course.

Posted by: Joanne at November 14, 2007 10:10 AM

Love teas but I don't have any idea of the names of plants at all:)

Posted by: John at February 23, 2010 02:12 AM

Can someone tell me if it is possible to make a tea from the leaves of the guaiac tree and combined with banaba leaves to benefit the respiratory system?

Posted by: Taxi Christchurch at March 3, 2010 06:25 PM