Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bee Balm in Tea

You can add a couple of dried leaves from a bee balm plant to a tin of loose black tea to infuse it with new savor.

Bee Balm plantsThis pretty flowering plant attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, and I love how the flowers look like little fireworks.  I don’t have a herb garden myself, but this sounded like something I’d like to try.  Have any of you  added bee balm to your loose tea?  How was the finished product?

This was an interesting little idea from my Tea 2009 calendar that I keep on the front of my fridge where I’m sure to see it each day.

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7 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

I like bee balm in the garden, but hadn't thought about in tea. Thanks!

Angela McRae said...

I don't know that I've ever actually seen bee balm growing, so thanks for the lesson -- and beautiful photo! BTW, I got behind on blogs these last few days and wow, I LOVE your new look! Gorgeous photo at the top. Did you take that? It really looks like a studio shot!

Duchess of Tea said...

How is my favorite parTea Lady doing this morning, the one with the new dress for her blog, which I simply adore. Darling, I must rush out and find the Tea calendar, I had never heard of it, I saw it in an earlier post of yours, but kind of forgot about it, not this time. You teach us so much dear Tea Lady.
Duchess xx

parTea lady said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments on my new look. It suits me much more and I'm happy with the change.

Duchess, I hope you can find the Tea Calendar - it has lots of interesting tea info.

Southern Touch Catering said...

I use to have bee balm in the garden at my former home but never knew I could use it to put in tea. When time allows (ha,ha) I'm making plans for extending my garden, I'll have to make a note to remember bee balm.

Hootie said...

I just have Bee Balm in my garden for the birds, bees and butterflies! I love Bee Balm's look. :)

Aysha said...

Thats a new idea to me...interesting dear....you have a lovely blog

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