Sunday, September 25, 2005

Autumnal Equinox: Spiceberry Tea

Hello, All - In celebration of the autumnal equinox, the DH (dear husband) and I are trying a new tisane (herbal tea) called Spiceberry Tea. We picked up the berries that make the tea at the Farmer's Market. We think, but are not certain, that the official botanical name of the plant is Lindera Benzoin. The lovely red berry is ground and steeped to make the tea. The tea tastes very interesting - perfect for this rainy, sleepy Sunday afternoon! The DH describes the taste as peppery with a light citrus aroma and aftertaste. That seems to describe it pretty well to me.

The ground berries, prior to steeping.

The steeped tea has the color of apple cider.

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