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That's about to change!!
I'd like to introduce you to a fabulous book:
"Homegrown Tea" by Cassie Liversidge
Author of "Homegrown Tea"
"Homegrown Tea" is a gardening book which explains how to grow plants that can be used to brew a cup of tea. It is broken down into sections, each section based on the part of the plant which will be used. For example, some teas are made using the leaves or flowers while others use seeds or berries.
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Next the author shares medicinal and/or nutritional benefits of the plant. You'll find out which plants have calming properties and which help reduce cholesterol. Some plants aid digestion and others help clear congestion.
Once you've chosen plants, you'll need to know how to grow them. The author talks about where to plant and whether it's better to start from seeds or cuttings. Some plants prefer a more tropical climate while others benefit from chilly temperatures. She goes on to teach us when and how to harvest. Some varieties are better when dried while others are at their most flavorful when picked fresh.
The information, under the heading "To Make Tea", uses detailed photos to instruct the reader in brewing the perfect cup of tea.
Here's an added bonus to this wonderful book: The author, who studied fine art at Plymouth University, shares her own beautiful paintings of individual plants. They illustrate the beauty of nature and the intricacies of a plant.
I highly recommend "Homegrown Tea". It is a "must have" for anyone interested in gardening.
You can buy "Homegrown Tea" from these sites:
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I received a copy of "Homegrown Tea" in order to write this review. I received no other compensation. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone and reflect my honest opinion of the material reviewed.
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