Tuesday, November 24, 2009
An Herbal Lightbulb Moment-Mexican Mint Marigold in Tea Blends!
Flower Lady and I have been having a discussion about tarragon and tea. Well, Flower Lady, I came up with the option for you if you want a tarragon flavor in your tea blend, it is Mexican mint marigold or Tagetes lucida. It dries very well and I used it in my first tea blend! Duh! I used it as a highlight. Sometimes I have so much information in my brain, I can't see the herbs for the trees! Mexican mint marigold is grown by folks in the south who can't necessarily grow tarragon. I think it is also easilly grown from seed if you can't find the plant. I don't always have enough space or time to grow the seeds and I can't always find the plant in western Pennsylvania. It is becoming more available in our area. Also I wanted to show you the photo of the book I use as a jumping off point for my tea blends.