Tea Making Workshop

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Still spots open for the tea making class at Fernwood! Hot or cold, tea always hits the spot!
Join us on Saturday, July 16th, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon of herbal tea making. Learn to craft your own tea blends using garden-grown herbs. We’ll also be including some local wild harvested plants that are easy to identify and well-known for their health benefits. Herbs are plants that are valued for their medicinal, aromatic, or savory qualities. From chamomile to mint to lemon balm, drying fresh herbs for aromatic teas is simple and gives you yet another reason to put your summer herb garden to use. The class will begin with an informative talk on selecting, growing, harvesting, and drying herbs ….we’ll be taking into consideration both taste and the specific health benefits of these plants while blending our tea.
Next, It’s time to get creative and start making tea ! Each participant will make their very own tea blend to take home, using an array of dried herbs from our gardens. At the end of the class, you will also get a selection of 3 herbs, potted, and ready to take along with you and plant in your own herb garden.
Of course, if there’s going to be tea, there will most certainly be scones! For more information check out our ‘classes and more’ page. If you’d like to sign up for this class, you can email us at fernwoodnursery@fairpoint.net or call us at 207-589-4726.

4 comments on “Tea Making Workshop

  1. Thank you for bringing me back to my roots (Montana, not Maine)with your beautifully written thoughts on rhubarb pie and your grandmother! I, too, had a wonderful pie-baking gramma who had a big “pie plant” alongside the fence near the garden. Her crust (which I cannot duplicate) was just as tasty as any filling. She was a Montana pioneer—hard-working, cheerful and always baking something (or canning something) that made her little house smell heavenly. Thanks!! (And, yes, my name is the same as yours)!

    • Hello Denise Sawyer fro Montana! Thank you for your lovely comment and for reading along! Grandma’s, especially those from an era of farming and homesteading, were able to pass on such skills in self sufficiency. My grandmother ( like yours) was always ‘puttering’ in the kitchen…oh, those memories are precious! Very best to you, denise

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