Leaf Picking And Tea Sipping
When I lived in the Dominican Republic buying tea bags was just too expensive. There were other important things we needed to buy but we didn't want to go without my cup of tea, so we would go out to the back yards (ours and our neighbors) and pick leaves (Mango leaves, Mint leaves, Linden tea leaves), flowers (Chamomile), or roots (Ginger) and make our own tea. One big ol' pot which we reheated every time we wanted to sip tea. The longer it sat on the stove the stronger the tea would get and the stronger and better the taste. We would make ll kinds of mixture of leaves and they would always taste delicious.