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    Default Fancy a cuppa? Herb teas

    That title was clickbait to tempt you to look at my next idea - some would say its "daft".
    As you know, there is a "little shop". at the bottom of the garden. Now I'm thinking of opening a Tea Shop. It will specialise in Herb teas, pure or blended, organically grown and served freshly picked in season; dried in winter.

    This is where I need your help please.
    Which Herb teas can you recommend? I know that Mint is popular and I'm quite fond of Rosemary and/or Sage and Lemon Verbena (although this has been in short supply recently). I'm hoping it will be back on the shelves in a couple of weeks.

    Any suggestions please?
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    What a lovely idea!
    The first which jump to mind are chamomile and fennel.
    (Nettle, blackberry , rosehip and hawthorn also seem to be used a lot in local herbal teas. I imagine you already have a lot of those)
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    Thyme. I just love it. Perfect in autumn and winter if you've got a bit of a sore throat. I pick it when the flowers are out.

    Chamomile would be my next favourite.
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    I'm going to do that really annoying online thing where you answer the question with an answer that isn't really for that question and thus technically is not an answer...

    I know it's not herb, but my favourite is fresh ginger and star anise. Particularly in winter, or when feeling a tad dyspeptic.
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    Never had herbal tea - I've had a few tisanes though.

    Lemon balm is refreshing
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    Chamomile is delicious. It tastes like new mown hay smells, if that makes any sense. Best unsweetened, but I don't sweeten any tea/coffee/cocoa anyway. And it really does give you a good night's sleep if you drink it in the evening.
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    I can't really help because I never use herbs that way, but listening with intent!

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    Is Rum a herb?
    If it is, forget the hot water.
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