Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Herbal "Tea" Series - Red Clover

Red Clover

 I'm going to be blogging throughout the summer on fresh herbal "teas" - aka herbal infusions and tisanes.  (It's not really tea without camellia sinensis.)  This will be fun!  I'm learning tons about what's brewable right outside in the front grass, along the ditch, from the tree or in the garden.

I'm starting with Red Clover because we have fields and fields of it in bloom right now. It's used to replenish nitrogen in the soil.  

To brew it, I used two clean (and pesticide-free) large red clover blossoms.  I added boiling water and steeped for 10 minutes.  The aroma - well, it's like clover!  The taste is lightly sweet and fresh and springy.  See the link above for info on ways that Red Clover is believed to benefit your body.

My next herb will be "Thyme for Tea".   


11 comments:

Marilyn said...

I look forward to this series, sounds good.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I am so going to love this! I just finished writing a post for tomorrow that mentions my thyme, so I can't wait to hear more ideas for how to use it!

Rosemary said...

We love herbs and tea!

my cup of tea said...

Looking forward to learning more about making my own tea. My little herb garden will thank you!
~Donna~

Teafan said...

I used to chew on these as a kid!

theteaenthusiastsscrapbook.com said...

Hi Steph,

What a wonderful post! It really is so wonderful to see nature in a cup.

My mom and I love to dried fresh lavendar and chamomille. It makes for a wonderful hot or iced tea.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Blessings,

Darlene

Frivolitea said...

Sounds good, Steph.

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Milliscent Morgan said...

Wow thanks for this page that talks about herbal tea, but aside from that I'm still looking forward for
natural herb teas.

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