FREE Wild English Tea – Forage & Brew

This is a completely FREE event Sustainable Life will be holding on 20th March 2016 to celebrate the first day of Spring!

The event will commence at Highbury Orchard. We will walk around and try to find a variety of plants, leaves and flowers that make smashing cups of tea and discuss thier unique herbal properties and health benefits. We will take a selection of herbs and wild foods back with us to the Orchard where we will sit and brew our chosen concoctions. What better way to savour the taste of Spring?

This is a relaxed walk and tea drinking session for the beginner forager or just someone who want’s an interesting cup of tea! Perfect introduction to the world of wild plants in your kitchen.

 

This is a completely free event but spaces are limited so make sure you book in advance to secure your place. Bookings NOW OPEN: http://suslife.uk/shop/courses/free-wild-english-tea/

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How to Make Camomile Tea

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Ingredients

 

 

 

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Method

 

Pick the flowers whole and leaves to soak in cold water. Change the water to ensure no soil or bugs remain. Leave to soak for a couple of hours and then dry out using a dehydrater or oven on a low setting.

Pack into a clean dry container such as a glass jar. Your camomile is now preserved!

 

To brew the tea simply add a few flower heads into your cup of boiled water and leave to stew for a few minutes.

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Camomile

What at first glance looks like a barren field with a few daisies actually turns out to be a little field full of camomile.

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Name: Camomile

Location: Grassy areas

Months: April, May, June July

Edible Parts: Flowers

 

They look like tall slender daisies with feathery leaves. The yellow center is bulbous and smells strongly of camomile. Smell some camomile tea if you are unsure of what that smells like! The smell is very distinctive and unmistakable.