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Cup of tea - PEP BB foraging.sand.tea

BB foraging - sand badge
 
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I came across a large patch of nettles and harvested a few leaves. It was the perfect cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest for a cup of hot tea! I also added some turkey tail mushrooms I found, however, I didn't get photos of harvesting those.
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Me and the nettle patch prior to foraging
Me and the nettle patch prior to foraging
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Nettle patch after the harvest. I took a couple of leaves from each plant - around 5 plants
Nettle patch after the harvest. I took a couple of leaves from each plant - around 5 plants
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Boiling water next to the Puget Sound while camping
Boiling water next to the Puget Sound while camping
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bon apetit!
bon apetit!
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Here is my submission for the Foraging - Sand - Make a Cup of Tea BB.

With over 100 acres to steward, and only about 5 acres fenced, there is a lot of land to forage.  I found wild strawberry plants - some were flowering - to harvest for this BB.  Flavorwise- I found the tea was very earthy when hot and mildly earthy when cool.  

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided:
 - A picture of one of the plants in the wild
 - A picture of the harvested goods with the remaining plant in the background
 - A picture of the yummy tea in a cup
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patch of strawberry
patch of strawberry
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harvest with patch in background
harvest with patch in background
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brewing
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tea
tea
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I collected dandelion and clover flowers and mulberries. I got the tea started and then realized that I had not met the requirement for at least a cup of foraged goodies so I foraged wood sorrel and added a cup of sorrel to the tea. It was a delicious combo.
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My badge bit submission with fir tips tea. I had to celebrate being back in the inland northwest and out of the desert by smelling the firs and pines and trying this out. I love the citrusy smell!
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The fir in the wild
The fir in the wild
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The harvested fir tips
The harvested fir tips
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The tea!
The tea!
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My foraged White Clover tea. I'm also growing Crimson Clover so it'll be nice to compare the two when it's harvestable.
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I made a cup of tea from fireweed. To be honest, I didn't care much for it, but I'm still glad I got to try it.

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tea
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harvesting the leaves
harvesting the leaves
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fireweed in the wild
fireweed in the wild
 
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