For this BB, you will create an infusion of lemon balm leaf. Infusion is a method of extracting desired compounds from plant material by steeping the material in hot or cold water, depending on the plant and its attributes.
To show you’ve completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
- a picture of your lemon balm leaf being harvested
- a picture of the infusion being made
- a picture of the finished infusion
This is day three of starting my day with an infusion.
I bought a lemon balm plant back in March, took a bunch of cuttings and propagated in a glass of water. I ended up with a dozen plants, six went into pots and have been harvested all summer. The other six went in a patch of gravel at the back of my tiny veg garden. There is almost no soil and the gravel sits on the subsoil here which is more gravel, silt and cobbles. I just left it and it thrived!
I picked a handful and seeped for a good 20 minutes until it was warm and lovely to drink. Made a lovely tea, light and lemony and refreshing with no trace of bitterness.
Hey Skip team, I needed some heartache relief tonight. So I went for my lemon balm patch. I picked, infused and drank it. There's probably something more healing in the pursuit and intention than in the tea. Oh well, either way.