Today I got to see my sister for a few minutes. I made her some tea to go. I put it on a table next to my driveway then stood six feet away from that. We chatted for a few minutes with masks on and about ten feet apart. Social distancing sucks.
Marshmallow & Astragalus on the left. Nettles on the right.
She’s been feeling under the weather and when I talked to her last night I offered to steep her some tea….
Let the steeping commence…
And because I’m a good sister, I tried some of the marshmallow/astragalus this morning to prove that it isn’t totally gross.
Shot of marshmallow/astragalus to start my day.
This batch came out much better. The first time I made marshmallow root tea it was…slimey. 🤮
Fortunately my tea making skills have improved. I took a great herbalism class last year and it surprises me how much I use these teas. Some day I’ll be a full on hedge witch, but for now I just brew up some tea. I honestly hated tea before the class. I had no idea how much better loose leaf teas taste. My favorite is chamomile flower tea. I have a jar of chamomile flowers in my tea cabinet and it’s always the first one I reach for. It tastes like spring time. Marshmallow and Astragalus taste like you are chewing on a tree branch but it sure soothes the throat fast! 😂