Once upon a time.... in the far distant past.
I used to buy Lipton flavored teas.... they were regular tea with flavorings, they came in cinnamon, black cherry, black berry, etc. I usually had 10 different boxes of them, at all times.
I used my coffee maker and made hot tea by the pot full. I loved to mix the cinnamon with the blackberry and brew up a pot full.
Well, suddenly they got hard to find... replaced with herbal teas that have no caffeine, and for me at least, no taste. I won't waste my money on them.
I was thinking along the line of Mr Coffee.... with some tea bags of regular tea in it, some blackberry leaves, perhaps dried berries and maybe a cinnamon stick... would it work? The mad scientist in me says, Maybe, but I surely won't guess all the flavors they use...
I just replaced, Billy Joe Tatums Wild foods cookbook. I had it for years, but lost it in a house fire. She has many recipes for eating the "weeds".
If we grow the weeds, and use them in the garden, then at the peak of flavor we eat them all up... seems like a win, win situation for me.
My troubling weed, is not actually a weed. I am forever digging out locust trees. The roots spread everywhere, and up pops these baby trees along the root. It is spiny, tough and not a peaceful weed. Does anyone have a redeeming point in locust trees that are forever trying to take my garden, yard, etc. ?
Talk to your plants.... If your plants talk to you... Run!