I've never been a tea drinker. The taste and smell of the tea leaf just doesn't do it for me like it does for my husband and millions of other folks. But once I discovered the natural sweetness of hibiscus, the soothing nature of mint, and the tummy-calming properties of lemon-ginger? I was hooked. And the best part is, no overpriced, overly packaged storebought tea bags were necessary to feed this new habit.
Mint? Grow it in the garden.
Chamomile? Grow it in the garden.
Lemon? Buy an organic one and squeeze it into hot water.
Hibiscus? Scoop out what you need of this dried flower from the bulk tea bins for super cheap if you can't grow the rosella plant in your area.
Lemon balm? Grow it in the garden.
Pineapple sage? Grow it in the garden.
Ginger? Buy a knob of organic ginger root and shred just a wee bit of it.
...and so on and so forth! If you have a special tea strainer, good on ya, but if you don't, just use a small kitchen strainer to let it steep. Not a big deal...