I was at the grocery store the other day and this Georgia Gardening magazine caught my eye, my hubby said, 'are you going to buy it' (
knowing I am not able to garden much anymore). I said"Yes."
It wasn't until later that I realized , without knowing it, why I was drawn to this magazine. On page 48, this is what I found!
"Where there is tea, there is hope" -Arthur Wing Pinero
Now I was really surprised to find an article about Tea!
I won't be able to tell everything it said about tea because this post would be too long. It said that tea is a refreshing beverage that contains no sodium, fat, carbonation or sugar..(unless you add it,of course). It is virtually calorie free and has been shown to have a wide variety of health benefits, including reducing some forms of heart disease and cancers.
Now pardon me as I run to the kitchen and make myself a cup of Green Tea!
Now I would love to have a 'tea garden' . I did plant fennel, mints, and other herbs. The mint, I planted in a pot since it's so invasive but it grew out the hole in the bottom and still took over my flower bed.
Some of the plants in this Tea Garden are:
Chamomile- it soothes anxiety and is easy to grow.
Rose hip- tea is high in vitamin C and can be effective for hives.
Strawberries- can be added for color, and adds flavor to herbal teas.
Mint- can increase focus and ease tension.
Fennell- is a natural carminative and aids digestion.
It also says to add unique herbs to your garden such as pineapple sages for color and blooms. They also add a dash of flavor to a tea you make yourself. To use herbs use 1 teaspoon dry herbs per 1 cup of hot water.
I found this very interesting, now I want to grow a Tea Garden!
Guess I'll just wait until it gets warmer and someone can help me dig holes in my hard and rocky dirt. For now I'll enjoy my cup of "green tea" in my new Lenox cup I found while visiting an antique store last week, and be happy that I'm getting healthy.
See how great my cup goes with the magazine articale, it has a bee inside the cup. Bees are good pollinators in a garden.
My tea cup is Lenox Butterfly Meadow Basket.
I love the basket wave around the top of the cup. I was so excited when I found it.
Have a Tea-lightful Day!