Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An Herbal Lightbulb Moment-Mexican Mint Marigold in Tea Blends!

Had an herbal lightbulb moment while I was exercising this afternoon.  The 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.


Sharon Lovejoy said...

And a JOYOUS Thanksgiving to you and yours.

We're serving our drinks with the last big twigs of our lemon verbena-so I'll think of you.



lemonverbenalady said...

Our lemon verbena indoors will yield a couple of tea breads for The Herbal Husband! He's thrilled! Thanks for stopping by.

Desiree said...

I have used the same book many times to create blends for classes. This reminds me that I have a bag of dried lemon verbena, which I harvested from my garden, waiting to be used.

lemonverbenalady said...

It is a great book Desiree. Thanks as always for stopping by!