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maggie dove
Posted 5/7/2011 10:30 (#726)
Subject: Chamomile tea


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I am growing Chamomile for tea for the first time this year
I got seed of Chamomile matricaria from garden organic and sowed the seed in an unheated greenhouse in march. seedlings were planted out under fleece in late april and gradually hardened off.
This variety of chamomile grows about 60cm tall and began to flower about 2 weeks ago.
Flowers should be picked when fully open in dry weather and dried quickly --I have so far been able to dry mine in the sitouterie or a sunny window sill.
However the fresh flowers make an excellent tea--more " bouquet" than the dried and certainly a cut above the tea bags !
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maggie dove
Posted 16/7/2012 20:53 (#1089 - in reply to #726)
Subject: RE: Chamomile tea


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I had carefully left last years oldgrowth on over the winter to help protect seed underneath from frost but I need `nt have bothered.
Seedlings have popped up all over the place and many flowers now ready for picking and drying.
With any luck I need never buy seed or tea bags again!
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John Wood
Posted 19/8/2012 14:28 (#1107 - in reply to #1089)
Subject: Re: Chamomile tea


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I can definitely vouch for the excellence of this tea, especially when made with the fresh flowers available at the moment. Lovely!
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John Wood
Posted 21/5/2013 11:30 (#1275 - in reply to #1107)
Subject: Re: Chamomile tea


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Mint tea! Excellent, as enjoyed at the TBI workshop last Saturday - fresh young mint leaves in a teapot. Can't beat it
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wrightandres1
Posted 21/1/2014 12:43 (#1357 - in reply to #726)
Subject: Re: Chamomile tea


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I also like mint tea. It is full of freshness. I never tried the tea which you have described above.
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