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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tea In The Herb Garden

 It was a perfect day to work in the herb garden. What better refreshment than peppermint tea after weeding ?
 I have been reading up on tea, especially herbal teas, and discovered the beverage I make from my herbs is actually called an "infusion". Real tea is made from the leaves of tea plants. (the tea plants are actually shrub sized trees )
 This is my new teacup.

 Royal Grafton Bone China, made in England.
 There is a lot more weeding to be done, so I had better get back to work.
"Mint ~ The savor or smell rejoyceth the heart of man, for which cause they use to strew it in chambers and places of recreation, pleasure, and repose, and where feasts and banquets are made." John Gerard

Spearmint & peppermint are wonderful for soothing a troubled tummy, and also good for colds & headaches. It is especially appreciated at the tea parties I have with my grandchildren, they will consume pots of this hot tea with pleasure. ( we won't discuss how much sugar they use to sweeten the tea )

Please enjoy the blogs listed below as they share their teatimes & teacups :
"Tending a bed or border devoted to these herbs ( mints ) can be as calming or soothing after a stressful day as a cup of the steaming brew or tall glass of iced tea made from their leaves and flowers." Susan McClure

14 comments:

pinepod said...

Lovely!

Amy

Bernideen said...

I love your spot and I imagine it smells wonderful! Just lovely and I am so pleased you linked to Tea In The garden!

Bernideen said...

I love your spot and I imagine it smells wonderful! Just lovely and I am so pleased you linked to Tea In The garden!

Felicity W said...

i like the leaves inside the cup, it's like a zen feeling.

Terri said...

What a sweet Royal Grafton tea cup! I have one similar and I love it. Yours has the sweetest rose buds! And your out door tea area is really lovely.
Hugs,
Terri

La Tea Dah said...

A most perfect afternoon tea! Your garden is so beautiful! Thank you for visiting the Traveling Teapot today and leaving a comment. I'm so happy to meet you!

Kathryn Ross said...

Dear Kathy - So good to hear from you! If I was out west I might just be delighted to host a teatime with you and your friends! Glad you were blessed. I do tea for sharing - and tea for just me with the pretties all around - I'm visual that way. The Lord gave us such visual beauties in nature - just being like "Daddy" . . .

Your garden and herbs are a treasure - ours is not so much this year. Will have to post on that coming up.

Joy!
Kathy

Betty Stapleton said...

last week I was doing my tea and couldn't find one of my tea cups. I had been looking for teapot to match a couple of cups and saucers that I had and then I found the teapot and the cup was lost. It's the same one you posted today, I didn find mine. Had it all the time but was looking for little roses on the outside.Enjoyed your post, God bless...

Daisy said...

Peppermint tea is so refreshing. What a great way to take a break from working in the yard. Your cup is very pretty.

Dolores said...

Your sweet garden area looks like a magical wonderland....
I wish I were at tea time at your home!!!
Hugs,

Deanna said...

Hello! Dropping by to see what you have been up to. Lovely china. Your side pic of you with Blizzard is so sweet.

Tea in the Herb Garden would be so relaxing and don't cha know we all need to relax and go ahhhhh.

Sweet Blessings to you,
d in Kansas

Julene said...

A cup of herbal infusion and in the garden sounds like a lovely way to take a break! Your new cup is another beauty! We are having the most beautiful of days, not too hot and not too cold!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So very pretty! I have a small herb garden doing well this year. I am also growing mint. Love your pretty post!

Veronica Roth said...

Kathy, I love, LOVE your herb garden. I grow mint for mint tea in mine. Have you ever tried the chocolate mint? Kerstie gave me a plant last year and I've loved the tea from it. I love how herb tea is called in France: Tisane. Always sounds so elegant when Hercule Poirot says it. :)