Friday, November 23, 2012
Flowers for Friday: Chamomile
I've been picking the flowers off our tiny new Chamomile bush all week. This afternoon I'll dry them, then I'll enjoy my very first small cup of homegrown Chamomile tea.
Steps for oven drying Chamomile:
Heat oven to 200 degrees C. Once hot turn it off.
Place rinsed and dried flowers on a lined baking tray.
Put flowers in off oven – leaving door slightly ajar.
Leave there for approximately four hours.
If the oven goes cold, remove the flowers, reheat the oven and repeat the process.
Should keep in a sealed jar for 6 months.
More detailed instructions on how to dry Chamomile can be found here.