Moroccan tea with sheba
Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:32 AM
I was looking for a good Moroccan mint tea recipe and found this, thought y'all might like
1 tablespoon green tea leaves
1 or 2 small sprigs of sheba (absinthium)
1/4 cup sugar
Boil some water. Rinse a small tea pot with about 1/4 cup of the water.
Add the tea leaves and another 1/4 cup boiling water. Swirl the pot to wash and rinse the leaves, and discard the water.
Add the sheba and the sugar, and fill the pot with 1/2 liter (about 2 cups) boiling water. Leave the tea to steep for five minutes or longer.
Gently stir the tea, pour into small tea glasses and serve.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:18 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:32 AM
Edited by Absomphe, 27 November 2011 - 07:33 AM.
Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on
an absinthe a beer bender.
You got a problem with that?
Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:58 PM
The first cup was really rather grassy, and the second, with longer steep, was a bit bitter. But with the sugar I thought both cups pretty good.
I dunno if it's better than the mint version but I'll be nipping at my little wormwood plant every here-and-there.
Edited by tami, 27 November 2011 - 06:02 PM.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:43 PM
Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:56 PM
A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:30 PM
Can you post some detailed pics of your plant, Tami?
Will do. I'm not sure, I bought these seeds on eBay.
I think the artemisias are pretty and I wanted 'em for decor more than anything. They've never done well here, it's too hot I think. The ones I put in the ground just died right off and this one is in a pot and isn't nearly as big as the plants I see in pictures. I expect that even if it is A. absinthium it might be that the poor thing might well be just plain stunted, ha ha
Edited by tami, 28 November 2011 - 03:33 PM.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 02:20 PM
Here's some pix. Hope they're illuminating, phone's all i've got. BTW, when I said 'leaflet' I mean three lobes off the leaf, leaf being the same as the first image
Edited by tami, 09 December 2011 - 02:22 PM.
Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:40 PM
They love poor soil with good drainage, in full sun, but begin to wilt if it goes dry for too long. They perk right back up when watered. You'd probably want to plant early so the roots have a chance to get established before the summer heat.
Posted 15 December 2011 - 05:37 AM
Yep, that looks like absinthium from here. Did you get your seeds from Isaac's?
Thanks! I got the seeds from eBay, something like 100 for a buck IIRC. People sell 'em all the time. I'll have to dig round to find the seller. Almost all the seeds I set propagated, but as I said, the ones in the ground wilted and died. It's been a hot dry year. I'll have to try earlier setting
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