Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Herbal Tea Jar

I found this quaint old gallon jar when we cleaned out my mother's house. I fell in love with it's unique shape, the geometric designs that encircle it's sides, the wire handle with red wooden handle, and it's worn red lid. At first I thought I'd store dried beans in it, but sometimes purposes evolve to other uses. This is my herbal tea jar. Some of my friends have been teasing me about my 'earth mother' approach to life, and are worried that I will blend them tea from my tea jar, but I just laugh and tell them to never fear, I'll serve them boring tea from a tea bag instead! My herbal tea jar is being filled with an assortment of dried herbs and edible flowers from my garden. Mints of many types, lemon balm, lemon grass, calendula flowers, dried lavender bud, thyme, basil, Italian parsley, sage, stevia, wild strawberry leaf, nettle, and St. John's Wort have all found their way to this jar. During the cold months of winter, I will sip and enjoy a little flavor and fragrance from my summer garden, and will look forward to the new growth of spring ahead.

Would you like to join me for a cuppa?


11 comments:

  1. Wonderful jar. Would love to join you for a cup of herbal tea! I can't believe the store didn't carry YAK butter, maybe it's a seasonal thing!(Ha)
    Valerie

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  2. LOL! So true --- YAK butter must be very seasonal!

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  3. It's quite a jar, Patty --- old, quaint, and reminds me of mom. It can't get any better than that.

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  4. I love it...it definitely makes my heart sing. So glad you are blessed friend.

    Kimmie
    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

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  5. that tea mix looks like a fun steeping to me
    sweet

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  6. I love your jar! What a wonderful treasure to remind you of your mother.

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  7. I love your jar! What a wonderful treasure to remind you of your mother.

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful post AND blog site. I am so glad that I happened onto it. First off... I LOVE TEA. My dd and I frequented an authentic Old English tea shop in Versailles, Mo. when we lived there. There is no such thing where we live now, so I must keep the tea custom going in my home. Not a problem. I have a cabinet full of loose leaf tea that I have accumulated over the years. I am excited about your herbal tea jar. I grow herbs, but never thought to put them in a jar like you did. Thanks again for the idea. And yes... I would love to join you for a cuppa.

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  9. I would most, most definitely drink tea from that jar! :-)

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  10. Oh what a special jar, I can see why you love it xoxox Clarice

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