I'm so excited that I had to log on and do a post. I just made (and drank) my first homemade tea powder from oven-dried garlic mustard leaves. Similar to matcha tea in terms of the leaves being ground into a powder (that's where I got the idea), but without the hefty price tag.
I am over the moon.
Good greif!!! What's wrong with PG Tips???ReplyDelete
Because making tea at home is fun and free.Delete
I've never even heard of garlic mustard.ReplyDelete
I try to drink tea, peppermint, chamomile, sage etc, but mostly I'm a coffee with lots of sugar person. Purely through habit I guess.
I've never heard of it either but I wanted to see if it would work.Delete
Love those flavours you mentioned, too. So yum. Thanks for dropping in.
Does it keep vampires away? Matcha tea can't do THAT!ReplyDelete
Debra: Hahahaha. Matcha can suck it!Delete
H.R. Sinclair: lol, indeed.
You are so clever!ReplyDelete
Thanks and welcome back.Delete
Never imagined such a thing and I'd be willing to try it!ReplyDelete
Me either, but so fun.Delete
Very clever, Ivy. Did it taste so good you'll make it a lot?ReplyDelete
The moon looks pretty happy about it too.
I loved it. I enjoy it with my own homegrown herbal stevia and fresh lemon juice but .... I have a bitter palate.Delete
Dried many more leaves and will powder them a tad better for less straining.
Thanks for checking this out, me and the moon are excited.
Woo Hoo. And happy dances.ReplyDelete
tell me it's not really garlic and mustard :)ReplyDelete
It really is a garlic mustard plant, an invasive plant. Mild taste of garlic in the leaf but I've yet to taste the mustard.Delete
it's the season here when elderberry is flowering, I might pick up some flowers to dry for wonderfully fragrant winter tea, perfect for colds and when you're just feeling coldDelete
Elderberry tea is on my list of things I want to first find and then make. Sounds yummy. We have elderberry pie in my village.Delete
That might be a little too out there for me! But I admire your fortitude!ReplyDelete
I wasn't sure either. Glad I gave it a go. Made more after this post. Gonna store it for winter months. Thanks for dropping by.Delete
Never heard of garlic mustard either. Not even very familiar with Matcha. I too am a coffee drinker mainly, and usually decaf unless I am at the bowling alley where they only have high test.ReplyDelete
It's an invasive plant that is also edible and tastes mildly of garlic and mustard. Though, I don't taste the mustard. Or, I haven't yet.Delete
what amazing and lovely idea!! Really smart Ivy!!ReplyDelete
I've heard of garlic mustard, but for tea?ReplyDelete
Sure. Why not? I figured I'd try and see if I liked it and I did.Delete
Interesting and different for sure!ReplyDelete
Yay! good for you Ivy.ReplyDelete
Do you enjoy tea?Delete
How goes you? I've got some tree photos coming up.Delete
Never heard of it. Is it a medicinal concoction? -JennReplyDelete
I never heard of it either, but gave it a go just the same.Delete
Not sure if it would be considered medicinal. That word along with super food, gets tossed about a lot. I really don't know? I guess we'll see how I feel after. So far, I'm loving it.
That is pretty cool! I've never had anything like that. I've never even heard of matcha tea. How does it taste?ReplyDelete
Matcha is an over-priced tea prized for many things that I cannot remember. I did try it recently. It was meh, but part of that could be the price tag at 72 bucks per 454g.Delete
Mine is garlic mustard, an invasive plant. Just wanted to see if it would tea. Pretty much, gonna be making teas from everything this year.
Just to see how it tastes.
How goes you today?
You know I make kombucha. It is about $5.00 in the store. I can make it for pennies. And mine is better!ReplyDelete
Isn't it amazing how much you can save? Love it, Birdie. Keep up the great work.Delete
That's brilliant Ivy!ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
It is great how you always are trying new things.ReplyDelete
That's great! It's always nice to be able to try something new.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Mary.Delete