How do I make tea from the chamomile in my garden?


Question: How do I make tea from the chamomile in my garden?

Answer: It is relatively easy to harvest herbs for tea. Pick the chamomile after the flowers have blossomed. (Most other herbs should be picked before the flowers appear.) The best time of day to pick herbs is in the early morning, after the dew has dried and before the heat robs them of their essential oils. Gather the herbs in a bouquet, tie the ends together, and hang each bouquet upside down in a cool, dry place for several days. When they’re completely dry, strip all the leaves from the stems and store them in a jar. Dried herbs can be stored in jars for several months, but they begin to lose their flavor after several weeks.