Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Camomile

My Camomile is starting to bloom!
These are the flowers I picked last evening. I was suprised that they really do have an apple scent. I was going to dry them & start a jar of dried camomile for tea. But I read online that you use 1 teaspoon of dried camomile or 1 Tablespoon of fresh flowers for a cup of tea. You can't tell from the picture because it's such a close up, but it was about a tablespoon of flowers. Well, my throat has been hurting & I'm starting a cold, so instead of drying them, I put on the teakettle & had a cup of tea! It was really pretty good! I added a little sugar & even a bit of honey. It was very good.

3 comments:

Lori said...

I love chamomile! I love the little daisy-like chamomile flowers. I love the apple scent. I love the whole plant. I don't even need to appreciate the tea it makes to love it!

Jane said...

It smells so delicious, doesn't it?I didn't know how wonderful it smelled!

Monkey Giggles said...

Thank you for the tip. I did not realize.