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Cup of tea - PEP BB foraging.sand.tea

BB foraging - sand badge
 
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Made rosehip tea for the first time from my first ever rosehips. Foraged them from an overgrown series of massive brambles that had completely taken over yards of an urban fence. Sweetened the tea with a bit of sugar and tried it hot before chilling it just to see which way I prefer. Both ways are great!
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Only a tiny portion of the massive bramble of rosehips
Only a tiny portion of the massive bramble of rosehips
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Reusing this bottle
Reusing this bottle
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Split the berries in half and filled the mug with boiling water
Split the berries in half and filled the mug with boiling water
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Steeping
Steeping
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Filtered and chilled. I like it!
Filtered and chilled. I like it!
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Note: I'm going to try chilled rosehip tea. Nice!

 
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Hey skip team! I found red clover today on my walk. I brought some home for a tea.
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Red clover
Red clover
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Tea kettle loaded and ready
Tea kettle loaded and ready
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Tea ready to drink
Tea ready to drink
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Note: this needs to include " - A picture of the harvested goods with the remaining plant in the background "

 
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For this badge bit, I made rose petal tea from some rambling rose that's taking over a portion of a cycle path I use regularly. The tea was very pale, but tasted of roses, which is what matters!
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Harvesting rose petals
Harvesting rose petals
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Making tea
Making tea
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When you are doing this BB, note the second photo needs to have the harvested plant in a container or your hand with the remains of the plant that you harvested from behind the "harvest".  This is the proof of harvest.  Before I submit a BB, I look at other BBs that have been approved to make sure that I have not missed a step or misread the requirements.  I also have the BB requirements as a part of the submission so I can check them off. Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the tips, Paul!

Fortunately, the rose bushes are still flowering, so I tried again today. Flowers were mostly up high and in a bit of a ditch, so I needed both hands (one for holding on, other for harvesting). I took pictures from a bit further away where there was some level ground--hopefully you can see where I pulled down the rose branch and removed some flowers!

Rose tea from rambling roses. Did a better job this time as the water needs to be warm but not too hot, or the delicate rose flavour gets destroyed. Yum!
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The rose bush before & after harvesting
The rose bush before & after harvesting
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Making tea
Making tea
 
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I've been waiting for summer to start foraging for tea leaves, which I'm really excited for, but I realised that I could already forage for evergeen needles for tea in the winter. So I went out to get some pine needles, which we have everywhere around here.
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I chopped up the pine needles and put them into a mesh tea ball
I chopped up the pine needles and put them into a mesh tea ball
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After work today I searched for the elusive dandelion.....I found it haha.
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The dandelions
The dandelions
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My harvest plus them in the background
My harvest plus them in the background
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Waiting for the water to heat up
Waiting for the water to heat up
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Tea time!
Tea time!
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Some mint, growing wild amongst the hedgerow. Surprisingly simple and tasty. Just needed a finer mesh to sieve it through!
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This was the first time I’ve made tea before. It didn’t taste too bad. Mulberry leaf tea wasn’t on the list, but I believe it would still meet the spirit of this BB. If not, I’ll make more tea.
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My mulberry tree at the house I moved into this spring.
My mulberry tree at the house I moved into this spring.
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Tub O’ leaves
Tub O’ leaves
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Tea in the kettle
Tea in the kettle
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First class. Looks weak.
First class. Looks weak.
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Last glass looks better.
Last glass looks better.
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Hi Sam,

I've found that trying to stick to the list exactly makes these BBs easier. The plants on the foraging lists have to be found near Paul's place in Montana (it is the Permaculture Experience according to Paul - PEP, after all!). I live in the UK and it means that some BBs are difficult for me to achieve but there is usually one or two species' that make sense.

If you think Mulberry falls into this category then go for it and suggest that it is added. Otherwise, perhaps this is a good opportunity to try foraging and eating (drinking!) some plants that are on the list - and you might not have thought to.
 
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