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Flower Petal Tea Recipe

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

emoticon emoticon emoticonHappy May! Let us have some fun! The old saying goes that "April showers bring May flowers." Thereby this month with be dedicated to a variety of things to do with flowers (and/or gardens, and/or gardening). These may include, but not exclusive to, jokes, hints, notes of interest, quotes and if I can figure out how ... pictures. Perhaps it will "spark" some ideas.
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Flower Petal Tea Recipe ... from "The Miniature book of Flowers as Food" by Jane Newdick & Mary Lawrence
Good Quality loose tea
Rose petals
White jasmine
Bergamot (Monarda)
Camomile (Anthemis)
The flowers in this tea not only add flavour to conventional tea but also has a most appealing scent. Use 1 teaspoon of dried flowers or 3 teaspoons of fresh per cup, and steep them for about 3 or 4 minutes before drinking. Make it in a jug and strain into a cup.
Make your own exotic teas by adding dried petals to loose tea. Simply mix the tea with the petals. Try strongly scented red rose petals or dried flowers from the common white jasmine. The proportion of petals to tea will depend on how strong you want the flower flavour to be. Experiment with 2 tablespoons of rose petals to6 tablespoons of tea, and 1 tablespoon of the stronger scented jasmine to 6 tablespoons of tea.
emoticonI have not yet made this tea but did taste it at a tea-time baby shower. It was a big hit with all who attended.
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