Sustainable Living: How to Dry Herbs for Tea

I have never realized this until I tried it myself. Making your own tea is certainly amazing. It makes you feel connected to many things in life. Since I wanted to lessen my impact on this planet, I try to make things, which means going back to my roots. I love how life was back then because most people have a relationship with their daily habits. Unlike today, we always want to rush things, not noticing and taking pleasure in our everyday actions.

𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝: 𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚊𝚖𝚊 ✰
Slow down for a moment. Photo via Pinterest.

This prompted me to take pleasure in making things, and that is why I decided to make my own tea leaves.

Drying Herbs: Technique that Works for Me

There are two things I’ve learned when drying my herbs. First, air drying my herbs doesn’t work when the air is humid. The leaves will darken, and it doesn’t dry until it becomes crisp. What works for me is when I wrapped my herbs and store it in the refrigerator for a week. The result is a perfectly dry, crisp herbs that are perfect to make some tea with.

Here’s how my dried herbs look like.

dried mint leave
Dried mint leaves. Photo by Vee.

I think preparing your tea leaves is amazing. It makes me feel connected to the earth and life. I’m planning on making more as soon as I’m done with this batch of dried mint leaves.

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