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Cup of tea - PEP BB foraging.sand.tea

BB foraging - sand badge
 
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I steep the tea for about 10 mins. By that time the sting on the nettles has been neutralized. Then I just fish out the little stalk of nettles and eat it, and follow it up with a nice cup of nettle tea!!
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wild nettles
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harvesting wild nettles
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wild nettles steeping for nettle tea
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Note:   The BB says " A picture of the yummy tea in a cup" i.e. without the nettles in the cup

 
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Mike Haasl wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Foraging is like gardening but without all the planting, weeding, nibbler protection or watering.  If you live in the country there are lots of road sides to search.  These must be wild foods - not gleaning or harvesting from an actively cultivated space.

Plant identification is the most important part of foraging.  Get one or two good books on the edibles of your region.  Be sure you know what you're picking!

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
Make a cup of tea from one of:
- nettle
- rose hips
- mint
- pineapple weed
- raspberry leaves
- chaga mushrooms
- pine needle
- fir tip
- Ceanothus americanus/new jersey tea
- kinnikinnick
- sumac
- Linden flower
- wild strawberry leaf
- fireweed
- birch bark/leaves
- clover
- rose petals
- dandelion
- bullthistle

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
 - 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

Clarifications:
 - This is "Foraging" so the plants can not be cultivated by you.

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I used pineapple weed for my tea
I used pineapple weed for my tea
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Harvested pineapple weed
Harvested pineapple weed
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Tea!
Tea!
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Note: I certify this BB complete.  Well done

 
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Here’s the picture you requested without the plant material in the cup
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Cup of tea without the nettles in it
Cup of tea without the nettles in it
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For this BB submission, I brewed some tea from foraged dandelion flowers.
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Wild dandelions
Wild dandelions
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My harvest
My harvest
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Two mugs of dandelion tea
Two mugs of dandelion tea
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I have made a cup of fresh raspberry leaf tea! Hooray.
We do cultivate two rows of black raspberries, but I harvested from the wild red raspberries which pop up everywhere and almost never produce fruit at all. To the best of my knowledge they are either completely wild or else are volunteer enough to be considered non-cultivated.
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wild raspberry plants
wild raspberry plants
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harvested leaves
harvested leaves
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steeping
steeping
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Finished tea in jar
Finished tea in jar
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Full disclosure:  This is the same lion's tooth brew I just posted in the Dandelion Infusion BB for Food as Medicine.  I'm hoping it counts, because I deliberately foraged the leaves, and didn't use any from my garden!
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Plant 1.
Plant 1.
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Plant 2.
Plant 2.
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Double, double toil and trouble!
Double, double toil and trouble!
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Ready to cleanse my system. Is it supposed to go to one's head, though?
Ready to cleanse my system. Is it supposed to go to one's head, though?
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Note: perfect pictures, Jojo! I often feel like a witch when I brew things, too! lol

 
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Thanks, Rebekah!  That camera was second-hand when I bought him 10 years ago, has a scratched lense and doesn't focus properly, but still manages to capture images most of the time.  A proper trooper.

I suppose we're essentially practicing witchcraft, and I'm okay with that.  Do I have to buy a black, pointy hat now?
 
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 My favorite mint “Meadow Tea” when I was growing up.  I usually make a gallon at a time.
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Mint in the wild
Mint in the wild
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Harvested
Harvested
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Brewing
Brewing
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Cup of mint
Cup of mint
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Nikki Roche approved this submission.

 
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