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Cup of tea - PEP BB foraging.sand.tea

BB foraging - sand badge
 
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I came across a large patch of nettles and harvested a few leaves. It was the perfect cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest for a cup of hot tea! I also added some turkey tail mushrooms I found, however, I didn't get photos of harvesting those.
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Me and the nettle patch prior to foraging
Me and the nettle patch prior to foraging
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Nettle patch after the harvest. I took a couple of leaves from each plant - around 5 plants
Nettle patch after the harvest. I took a couple of leaves from each plant - around 5 plants
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Boiling water next to the Puget Sound while camping
Boiling water next to the Puget Sound while camping
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bon apetit!
bon apetit!
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Here is my submission for the Foraging - Sand - Make a Cup of Tea BB.

With over 100 acres to steward, and only about 5 acres fenced, there is a lot of land to forage.  I found wild strawberry plants - some were flowering - to harvest for this BB.  Flavorwise- I found the tea was very earthy when hot and mildly earthy when cool.  

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
 - A picture of one of the plants in the wild
 - A picture of the harvested goods with the remaining plant in the background
 - A picture of the yummy tea in a cup
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patch of strawberry
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harvest with patch in background
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brewing
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tea
tea
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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I collected dandelion and clover flowers and mulberries. I got the tea started and then realized that I had not met the requirement for at least a cup of foraged goodies so I foraged wood sorrel and added a cup of sorrel to the tea. It was a delicious combo.
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My badge bit submission with fir tips tea. I had to celebrate being back in the inland northwest and out of the desert by smelling the firs and pines and trying this out. I love the citrusy smell!
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The fir in the wild
The fir in the wild
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The harvested fir tips
The harvested fir tips
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The tea!
The tea!
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Location: Seattle, WA
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My foraged White Clover tea. I'm also growing Crimson Clover so it'll be nice to compare the two when it's harvestable.
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Location: SF Bay, California Zone 10b
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I made a cup of tea from fireweed. To be honest, I didn't care much for it, but I'm still glad I got to try it.

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tea
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harvesting the leaves
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fireweed in the wild
fireweed in the wild
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Location: Minneapolis
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I made a nice cuppa fireweed tea.
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The plant!
The plant!
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The harvest!
The harvest!
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The tea!
The tea!
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Location: Pacific Northwest
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Doug Fir tips in a mug I purchased from an artist at a permaculture convergence :)



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Staff note (gir bot) :

Opalyn Rose approved this submission.
Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete.

Staff note :

You'll want to show the whole harvest with the remaining plant material for other foraging BBs.  Congratulations on your new spiffy air badge.

 
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Nettle patch harvested from outside the chicken coop on organic farm. Not harvested from roadside to avoid toxic gunk. Made tea. Wondering why Popeye ate spinach when nettles are so abundant, free and nutritional?
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Nettle patch
Nettle patch
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Harvest
Harvest
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Brewing
Brewing
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Post brew
Post brew
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Cuppa nettle tea
Cuppa nettle tea
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Location: NW Washington - Zone 8a : 10 to 15 (F)
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I made red clover tea.  The flavor was reminiscent of green tea.
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Clover in the wild.
Clover in the wild.
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Harvested clover with remaining plant in the background.
Harvested clover with remaining plant in the background.
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Yummy tea in a cup.
Yummy tea in a cup.
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Note: Looks great!

 
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