Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Garlic Mustard Tea (homemade)

I'm so excited that I had to log on and do a post. I just made (and drank) my first homemade tea powder from oven-dried garlic mustard leaves.  Similar to matcha tea in terms of the leaves being ground into a powder (that's where I got the idea), but without the hefty price tag.

I am over the moon.


45 comments:

  1. Good greif!!! What's wrong with PG Tips???

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    1. Because making tea at home is fun and free.

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  2. I've never even heard of garlic mustard.
    I try to drink tea, peppermint, chamomile, sage etc, but mostly I'm a coffee with lots of sugar person. Purely through habit I guess.

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    1. I've never heard of it either but I wanted to see if it would work.

      Love those flavours you mentioned, too. So yum. Thanks for dropping in.

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  3. Does it keep vampires away? Matcha tea can't do THAT!

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    1. Debra: Hahahaha. Matcha can suck it!

      H.R. Sinclair: lol, indeed.

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  4. Never imagined such a thing and I'd be willing to try it!

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  5. Very clever, Ivy. Did it taste so good you'll make it a lot?
    The moon looks pretty happy about it too.

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    1. I loved it. I enjoy it with my own homegrown herbal stevia and fresh lemon juice but .... I have a bitter palate.

      Dried many more leaves and will powder them a tad better for less straining.

      Thanks for checking this out, me and the moon are excited.

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  6. Woo Hoo. And happy dances.

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  7. tell me it's not really garlic and mustard :)

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    1. It really is a garlic mustard plant, an invasive plant. Mild taste of garlic in the leaf but I've yet to taste the mustard.

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    2. it's the season here when elderberry is flowering, I might pick up some flowers to dry for wonderfully fragrant winter tea, perfect for colds and when you're just feeling cold

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    3. Elderberry tea is on my list of things I want to first find and then make. Sounds yummy. We have elderberry pie in my village.

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  8. That might be a little too out there for me! But I admire your fortitude!

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    1. I wasn't sure either. Glad I gave it a go. Made more after this post. Gonna store it for winter months. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Never heard of garlic mustard either. Not even very familiar with Matcha. I too am a coffee drinker mainly, and usually decaf unless I am at the bowling alley where they only have high test.

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    1. It's an invasive plant that is also edible and tastes mildly of garlic and mustard. Though, I don't taste the mustard. Or, I haven't yet.

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  10. what amazing and lovely idea!! Really smart Ivy!!

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  11. I've heard of garlic mustard, but for tea?

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    1. Sure. Why not? I figured I'd try and see if I liked it and I did.

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  12. Interesting and different for sure!

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    1. How goes you? I've got some tree photos coming up.

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  14. Never heard of it. Is it a medicinal concoction? -Jenn

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    1. I never heard of it either, but gave it a go just the same.

      Not sure if it would be considered medicinal. That word along with super food, gets tossed about a lot. I really don't know? I guess we'll see how I feel after. So far, I'm loving it.

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  15. That is pretty cool! I've never had anything like that. I've never even heard of matcha tea. How does it taste?

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    1. Matcha is an over-priced tea prized for many things that I cannot remember. I did try it recently. It was meh, but part of that could be the price tag at 72 bucks per 454g.

      Mine is garlic mustard, an invasive plant. Just wanted to see if it would tea. Pretty much, gonna be making teas from everything this year.

      Just to see how it tastes.

      How goes you today?

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  16. You know I make kombucha. It is about $5.00 in the store. I can make it for pennies. And mine is better!

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    1. Isn't it amazing how much you can save? Love it, Birdie. Keep up the great work.

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  17. That's brilliant Ivy!

    All the best Jan

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  18. It is great how you always are trying new things.

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  19. That's great! It's always nice to be able to try something new.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary.

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