April 07, 2011

Gardening for herbal infusions

A story about growing and drinking herbs in the April 2011 issue of Sunset magazine is the subject of our latest post in the occasional series on tea styling.

Image: grow and drink herbs, Sunset, April 2011

My herb garden is currently limited to just sown oregano seeds.  Oregano is not featured in the Sunset article but in Edible: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Food Plants by National Geographic (2008) notes that oregano can be steeped and "was considered useful as a mold digestive stimulant...."  My garden is a north facing windowsill so I should stick with "easy" herbs like mint and lemongrass. Oregano is a harder herb to grown indoors but not as difficult as basil and sage, for example.

I have some dried California grown lavender.  Can a dried herb be fashioned into a tisane?

Previous posts in the Tea Styling series
Damask, a romantic setting for tea
Glossy tea settings
Staging with tea

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