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?