here's one of the bowls of bright and beautiful chamomile flowers i harvested this summer. these were snipped on a regular basis and scattered on my drying screen in the attic::
and now we've got a healthy stash to steep and sip::
so good. so sweet and apple-y. so happy i remembered the chamomile in the garden this season. it will most definitely be a staple now. for the record, its about 2 TBSP of dried flowers per 8 ounces of water. steep for five minutes and sip sip sip!
side note: this post title is a quote from grammy ellen. (there is a brief description of her at the end of this post) she would always say "take tea and see" when she was setting up a tea party or steeping some for a simple cup. i always wondered about it. with grammy ellen, you never really knew. she had many, many sing songy tidbits. one of which was "oh dear, oh dear, i brought my own beer". so, before i used it in the title, i googled it just for "sh#ts and giggles" (another grammy ellen gem). and look at this!!! mystery solved!! take tea and see! i love you gram, and i miss you everyday!