Monday, 2 July 2012
Harvesting Red Raspberry Leaves
But going back to my first sentence, this tea can be found at any grocery store. Why the heck would you want to pay almost $5.00 for a box of organic red raspberry leaf tea that will only last you lets say a couple weeks? My saying is if I can get it for free, why should I pay for it! And this saying applies to red raspberry leaf tea. I have a plot of red raspberries in my garden, and for the past 4 weeks, I have been harvesting the young green leaves and drying them. My husband thinks I'm so smart because I figured out how to get free tea. In reality, I'm just extremely cheap. I will be starting to drink red raspberry leaf tea, slowly entering into my daily routine, once I have entered the third trimester. I do have a herbalist that I will be consulting so if I encounter any symptoms or reactions, the herbalist will be able to assist. I have collected red raspberry leaves in the past for teas to treat winter colds, but have never really had to use it as we get over colds relatively fast (probably from preventative herbs and drinking at least one cup of winter cold tea when we do get sick).
So if you enjoy red raspberry leaf tea (or a tea that contains red raspberry leaves), I suggest you look into harvesting your own. The first thing that comes to my mind is how could you not!? Think of the money you will be saving!