One of my personal goals for this year is to get healthier. I'd like to lose weight, but above and beyond that, I just want to start living healthier. One of the changes I've decided to make is to start drinking more tea and less coffee. I'm not going to quit coffee (I get the shakes just thinking about that!) but I'd like to cut back to a cup or two rather than a pot or two per day. But since I like to sip something warm while I'm writing, I decided to swap tea for the majority of the coffee I've been drinking.
I have been adding a plant or two per year to my garden that I can use for making herbal teas, and I'd eventually love to have a garden dedicated totally to herbs for tea. In the meantime, I'm learning more about blending and brewing my own, courtesy of my pal and About.com Herb Gardens Guide, Amy Jeanroy. A few great articles from Amy:
- Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blend
- Dandelion Herbal Chai Tea
- How to Make the Perfect Cup of Herb Tea
- Lemon Balm Herb Tea
I'm depending on the fact that I can tie drinking herbal teas into gardening to make this switch a little easier. Surely, I'll enjoy it even more than I do coffee, seeing as how I can grow and blend my own (at least, that's what I'm hoping...)
Do you grow your own herbs for tea? What are some of your favorites?
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