Our tea fundraiser is starting to get under way, we have an abundance of herbs in the gardens and we thought it was a great idea to link the herbs we harvest and the love of herbal teas to create unique tea blends.
So far we have harvested and dried:
- Chocolate mint
- Lemon Balm
- Raspberry leaves.
Not only are we going to make regular tea bags, with a one portion application. We will also make our individual blends in small jars. These blends will give you the opportunity to be creative and design your own tea blends in the comfort of your own home. Do you have a secret family recipe for a tea, which you wish to share?
Herbal teas are not only used to sip and enjoy but to use as medicinal purposes also, for example: winter time blend of sage, oregano and ginger with a dash of honey is a wonderful immune booster, for colds and flu. Mint is very soothing for an upset stomach. We are in need of:Very small mason jars and lidsCraft paper, ribbon, twine for decoratingLabels
To work on creative tea blends and to put together a guide to the medicinal herbs (and their properties) we have harvested. So we can educate others on their benefits.
- Dry edible flowers for the teas.
- Dry organic citrus fruit rinds
- Harvest and dry more herbs.
- Dry organic ginger pieces
- We need dried lavender buds to mix into the tea blends
- Olivier is drying some apples to add to the blends.
- Ideas for creative labels.
Volunteers to promote and distribute the finished product.
On Monday 14th September, we will start the tea blending & tea bag making process for our fundraiser in October, details to follow. Let me know if you wish to participate and in which way, I can arrange a time and day for you to pickup the necessary herbs and jars/tea bags.
We need volunteers to make this fundraiser a success.
Let Catherine, our garden coordinator know your ideas and recipes. Let’s have fun with this and expand our knowledge of herbal teas at the same time.
Some facts:In the United Kingdom around 165 million cups of tea are drank everyday!That’s 62 Billion cups a year. The total value of the worldwide tea market is around $20 Billion!