Health food shops and supermarket shelves are packed with a huge range of herb or fruit teas. Some are ok, others are bland or too sweet. So why bother to buy them when it is so easy to make a huge range of foraged teas? Have a go at making your own teas from the wild food plants and garden plants that can be found in our countryside, gardens and parks. Here are our suggestions (you can mix the flavours up too):-
Dry, brown, autumn beech leaf (yes, really - the ones from the hedge in winter)
Pineapple weed flowers
Rosebay willow herb leaf
Linden or lime tree flower
Larch or pine needle (definitely not yew needle, please be careful with identification)
These are just a few of the plants that can be used to make delicious, healthy and free teas.