Last Christmas my grandchildren gave me a collection of little vials of loose leaf herbal teas, in a little calico bag. One of my favorites was blue bliss, a mix of butterfly pea, lemongrass and blue cornflowers.
I was pretty excited to see butterfly pea seeds for sale at the local open gardens we had a couple of months ago. I popped them into the new raised beds when I took out the eggplant that had reached the end of their growing season. They took off, and pretty soon I had these amazing bright blue flowers growing up the trellis. So exciting!
I had made some cupcakes using my vegan chocolate cake recipe in some pretty little cupcake holders. I thought I had posted the recipe here on my blog, but see I have not, so I have been remiss as I think you will love it as much as I do (and everyone else that I cook it for). I will post that recipe in the next couple of days, so watch out for it.
During the year I had purchased a lemon myrtle plant, so I picked off a few dried flowers off the vine, added a few leaves of lemon myrtle to my infuser, grabbed a cupcake and then settled down in my favourite chair next to the pond.
What is your favourite tea? do you grow it in your garden?