Homemade Tea

Here is a fun and easy thing to do. Grow some of your favorite tea herbs, chamomile, ginger, mints, etc. Harvest the leaves or flowers, depending on what plant you are using, and hang them to dry or use a dehydrator. If you want to get some other flavors mixed in there you can dehydrate apples, lemons, or berries. There is a vast variety of teas you can make without having to purchase already made teabags of certain flavors or not being able to find your favorite flavor. You can get the little metal tea ball or get some empty teabags you fill yourself. Use your imagination to come up with new flavors that you and your family can enjoy. This is a simple way to save time and get the family involved in a good activity. Please leave comments if you have any tea recipes you would like to share.


  1. Walt

    I’m not sure it technically counts as a tea, but we call it a tea at our house and make it during the winter to help fight colds plus it tastes pretty good.
    Rough Ingredients (we eyeball it mostly) – 8 cups of water, 1 large ginger root, 2 lemons, 2 limes, honey, cayenne pepper.
    Directions – Peel and finely slice the ginger(should be about one cup), put in pot with water and bring to a simmer. Bring to a boil, then simmer with a lid for 30 minutes and remove from heat. Squeeze the the lemons and limes into the pot, add honey to taste (we use about 1/3 of a cup). Cayenne can be added to each individual serving based on preferences. Strain through fine mesh strainer and drink immediately or store it in an airtight container (we use Nalgene bottles). It should keep for about a week in the fridge.