There is no better way to share your love of the garden than to give gifts made from products that you grew in that garden for the holidays. Dried flowers, herbs, barks and berries combine beautifully to create a variety of unique teas sure to satisfy the taste buds. Recipes are everywhere, but why not create your own unique blends using equal parts of some of your favorite flavor combinations?
Some of my favorite combinations are spearmint and chocolate mint; passionfruit, spearmint and raspberry leaves; raspberry leaves and spearmint and – my very favorite – rose scented geranium, lemon balm, black stem peppermint and pineapple sage. I usually use equal parts of each ingredient but that is not a hard-and-fast rule. You can use the ingredients in any amounts you prefer. Taste test your combinations, keep accurate notes and see what you prefer.
The next step is to create the outer shell of the tea bag favor. All you need is paper and glue. You can be as creative as you want and add ribbons, glitter, whatever suits your fancy. Here is how I created mine.