To prepare herbal tea from the leaves of edible wild plants, they are collected from plants at the end of their flowering in sunny weather, after the leaves are dried from dew. It is necessary to pick only healthy leaves that are not damaged by insects, not blackened, not yellowed. The leaves of each plant species must be processed separately..
Harvesting leaves, fruits and roots of edible wild plants for making herbal tea, herbal tea recipes.
Immediately after collecting the leaves, they should be viewed, cleaned of impurities, spread out with a thin layer for drying on a burlap, stretched on a wooden frame and installed in the shade, in the attic, under a canopy or in a well-ventilated room.
, When brewing strawberries, Ivan tea and other plants, it acquires an intense color, pleasant taste and smell. Herbal taste and smell when languishing and fermentation disappear almost completely.
Harvesting the fruits and berries of plants for making tea.
Tea drinks can be prepared from dried fruits of wild apple trees, blood red hawthorn, rose hips, mountain ash, strawberries, raspberries and others. Fruits and berries must be sorted before drying, washed in cold water, let the water drain. Then dry them in the sun, in an oven or oven at a temperature of 40-50 degrees, and as they dry, 55-60 degrees. Drying time from 2 to 4 hours. Fried fruits and berries (except raspberries and strawberries), dried to a solid state, lightly fry and store in tin or glass jars. At the same time, they retain their color and aroma for at least a year.
Harvesting the roots of plants for making tea.
Good tea can be prepared from the roots of chicory, angelica of medicinal iodine. In late autumn or early spring, the roots of these plants must be dug up, washed thoroughly, cleaned of small roots, cut into pieces and air dried. Then they should be dried in the oven or oven. Fry dry roots until they turn dark brown, crush in a mortar or grind in a coffee grinder.
A mixture of roots and herbs.
Mix fresh leaves of St. John’s wort or Ivan-tea, angelica roots, cut into strips or chopsticks, put in a clay pot, condense the mixture, close the pot tightly and put in the oven or Russian oven for languishing. After 6-10 hours, pour the mixture onto clean paper, grind and air-dry 1 kg of leaves 100 g of roots. According to this recipe, you can make tea from the leaves of hawthorn, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, thyme, raspberries, meadowsweet flowers, linden, St. John’s wort and other plants.
Based on materials on the pasture.