Wild harvest herbs

Healthy herbs, rooibos, honeybush, decaf tea, and yerba mate.

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Jul 13th 12 8:24 pm
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Wild harvest herbs

by AlexZorach » Jul 13th 12 8:24 pm

Do any of you harvest any herbs from the wild, for use in herbal teas, blending with true teas, or for use in cooking?

Shiso (perilla) is widely naturalised where I live, and I use it both to brew up an herbal infusion, and to use as a cooked vegetable. I also regularly take lemon balm, and less frequently, mints, from naturalised populations.

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Re: Wild harvest herbs

by teaisme » Jul 23rd 12 9:12 pm

ginseng from the appalachia :D

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Re: Wild harvest herbs

by TuoMa » Sep 7th 12 8:17 am

I mainly use mint and low grade green teas, boiled together. Nothing original :p

Otherwise, my chinese family uses a huge amount of picked herbs (or bought in chinese pharmacy) for specific infusions, never mixed with tea.