Beverages
Midwinter Herbal Tea Blend

Makes about 20 servings

1 ½ ounces (by weight) dried hibiscus flowers

3 Tablespoons chopped fresh Grand fir needles

1 Tablespoon coarsely chopped cinnamon stick

Peel of 1 orange, shredded

You may need to put the hibiscus and cinnamon in a bag and pound them with a hammer to “chop” them.  Put all ingredients into a paper lunch bag.  Leave the top open and shake it a few times a day for several days so that the tea is almost dry when you put it into a jar. The recipe can be multiplied, but dry the larger quantity in several bags or spread it out on parchment out of the sun.

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It also looks pretty in the cup (a bright pink) and in the jar. It would make a festive gift with its bright red and green colors showing through a glass jar or cellophane bag tied with a cheery ribbon.--Westport Hotel
Address: 38921 Highway 1
Westport, CA
Telephone: 707-964-3688
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