Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fresh Chamomile Tea

Chamomile makes a wonderfully relaxing tea that is easy to grow and dry. This May, two tiny Chamomile plants were planted in full sun 18" apart with a couple tablespoons of worm castings nestled alongside the roots.  As of today the flower heads (shown above) have already been harvested for tea twice. The flower heads were dried at 105 degrees for 6-8 hours. They are pretty dry naturally, so they dehydrate surprisingly quick.  Once they are dry and at room temperature, they are sealed tightly in pint mason jars and stored in a cool, dry, dark spot in the cellar for the time when fresh chamomile is not available. 
Have a joyous and blessed day!

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