If you have a garden, you can grow your own tea plants like I do.
It is a tea plant called Verbascum thapsus
. (Giant Mullein)
The early pioneers brought it to the USA to make their own medicinal tea.
Sometimes you can see it growing wild along the country roads.
You can get seeds and see pictures on the internet.
It is a tall narrow plant and doesn't take up much room.
It has huge leaves that I dry. They dry overnight.
Then I put them into my food chopper and pulverize them.
Or you can buy the dry tea from suppliers on the internet.
It is called 'Mullein Tea'.
Once you steep the tea you MUST FILTER IT through a coffee filter.
It is not bitter like other green teas, and is a mild smooth tea that needs no sweetening.
It is also one of the most powerful anti-viral teas that we can grow.
It is strong enough to knock out cold and flu viruses if you drink 2 cups a day.
I never get colds and flu when I drink it. It keeps me healthy and gives me energy.
I don't think it has caffeine.
I like it because it soothes my stomach and kills my appetite for awhile.
And it is a real pretty and very tall plant for my garden.
...ON ANOTHER NOTE:
I am overloaded with strawberry plants and hundreds of runners. (I make and freeze strawberry juice)
I hate to throw out all the little new plants this summer. Has anyone ever tried Strawberry Leaf Tea?
I read somewhere that it is helpful in speeding up a sluggish metabolism.
I might dry a few pounds this summer and try it.