Picking Yarrow

31st August 2010, Suffolk, UK

At the back of the local community centre is a small patch of land, full of pink and white yarrow. I checked with Joan who looks after the centre that no one had put any chemicals down there, and then picked some to dry for tea. I popped it into the airing cupboard for a few days, then yesterday I chopped up the flowers, leaves and stalks and had my first cup. I was knocked out by how fresh it tasted. Fragrant in a way you rarely find even in the best shops.

And a very good antidote to the sudden cold days that arrived over the past week here in Suffolk.

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