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Ginger and lemon tea

I tried some lovely tea at a cafe recently, it was ginger and rosella.  I bought some of the tea to take home, it was expensive, and when I finished the packet I wondered if I could make my own....

I didn't have any rosella, but I thought I could start with trying to dry the ginger.  I bought some organic ginger from the the Nanango markets and sliced it up really thin.  I spread it out in my dehydrator to dry.  I ran the dehydrator on and off for a couple of days (its very loud, so I don't like to have it on when I'm in the kitchen), until the ginger was crispy dry.

At the same time I had a massive bag of lemons from a friend's tree.  I knew that they were organic, so I decided to peel the skins and dry them as well, to add some lemon flavour to me tea.  The ginger/lemon smell in the house was wonderful!

A jar of dried ginger and lemon peel

I have some rosella seeds now after swapping seeds earlier in the month, so I've planted them and maybe I'll soon have enough rosella fruit to make ginger and rosella tea.  I'm also trying to grow enough ginger to keep up with all the ginger ale I make and now ginger tea....  In the meantime I have plenty of other herbs in my tea cupboard.... lemon grass, lemon myrtle, pepper mint, mint, calendula petals, and a little tarragon, oregano and thyme.  I like to mix these up in a little jar to take to work where I enjoy my morning herbal tea.


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  1. That is exactly how I like my rosella tea - with ginger - except I just grate a bit of fresh ginger (I keep it in the freezer) into the pot. My kefir is doing great - I am getting consistent, thick, nice tasting kefir every day.

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  2. Hey, Nice to discover your blog! My husband and I are about to move to the Lockyer Valley to 11 acres to start living a bit more of the good life (hopefully, we find out if our contract goes unconditional today). Nice to find other people nearby with similar priorities.

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  3. Good to hear AA, the Rosella seeds you sent me have sprouted, now I just have to wait for them to get big!

    Nice to meet you Edwina!

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  4. I am going to try this - it would make an awesome Christmas present in a pretty jar too.
    Sorry I haven't been commenting lately , I have been reading some great posts, but blogger wouldn't let me comment- it seems things are back to normal now.

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  5. Your ginger and lemon tea sounds delicious.

    My fav home grown teas are lemon balm, lemongrass and a mix of lime & thyme. I usually make them fresh - but I might get in the habit of drying some.

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