What comes to mind?
I am always thrilled when the things in my garden grow well-but I am even happier when they also provide me with a product! I think this wanting a return on my efforts comes from my farming roots. Growing up on a agriculture farm just gets in your blood and it never ever leaves, You can take the girl out of the farm, but never ever take the farm out of the girl!
So, when I saw that I had enough blossoms on my lavender...
I asked myself one question-
Lavender Tea is calming and has many components which are beneficial: flavonoids, tannins, coumarins, and essential oils.
Freshly cut lavender is delightful it has such a pungent and aromatic scent. It has
been used for centuries all over the world for food and for healing.
There are more than 20 species of lavender today, three of the most commonly found varieties are true lavender, spike lavender and lavandin.
True lavender is what you picture in an English Garden with narrow leaves, barrel shaped flowers and short crooked stems.
Spike Lavender has coarser leaves than True Lavender and it's scent favors more of eucalyptus aroma-it is less pricey than True Lavender.
Lavandin is recognized by it's longer stems, larger leaves and larger flowers that are pointed at the tip-also known as Dutch Lavender. Scent is woody, spicy and camphor-Lavandin is not a substitute for True Lavender.
Such an amazing plant-
It is used for athlete's foot, acne, disinfectant healing burns and insect bites.
I have two plants in my flower beds. After Winter's rest they have many dead stalks on them, so I just prune them back. You can already see the new growth that is vibrant and lush.
Homemade Lavender Tea:
Harvest Blossoms-wash and let air dry for 3 days
After completely dry remove blossoms
Combine Lavender blossoms with black loose leaf tea leaves
Simply mix together in a equal ratio
Place in a tea-ball or infuser
Add Hot water
Steep 1 to 2 minutes
Enjoy this spot of tea with a little sugar or honey and cream- or it is perfect without any additions!
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