Monday, November 22, 2021

Blue tea

 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.
Now that is what I consider a perfect afternoon tea!

What is your favourite tea?  do you grow it in your garden?   




5 comments:

  1. The little jar with the tea in it looks cute. I don't like tea however do have Dandelion Tea which is good for your liver and it takes like black coffee so that's the only reason why I can drink it. Have a good week.

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    1. I have heard of dandelion tea, but have never tasted it. I should give it a try.

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  2. you're very lucky! It's an environmental weed here, or I'd totally grow it all over my fences. It's soooo pretty. I know of a few places in the darwin suburbs where it grows over a fence and it's really lovely. Such a gorgeous blue!

    I'm totally looking forward to your recipe!

    https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/clitoria_ternatea.htm

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    1. Oh gosh, interesting to read that. I will be very careful and keep it contained in my garden.

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  3. Pretty flower. The only teas I drink from my garden are the lemongrass, mint and lemon.

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