But my two three year olds like to experiment, and they absolutely love to create their own blends, adding plant parts while we talk a little something about that particular plant. Sometimes it's a short story, sometimes we talk about the shape of the root, sometimes I tell them how it helps them with that little tummy ache they have, and at times we talk about what a nice afternoon it was, the day we harvested that particular plant. In short: we love and cherish these moments.
Here's what was in our wild edibles brew this morning:
It was really good, but in fact, they have never made an undrinkable brew. Sometimes we even keep this brewing in the teapot until late afternoon, but I always remove the roots and other bitter plants sooner (I let them infuse 15 minutes maximum), as this would turn the drink too bitter.
To me, this is a great way to introduce kids to plants and get them involved in using foragerd delights. And I encourage you all to try it ( if you don't have kids, just have fun yourself!), even if it's just some lawn daisy flower tea. There's magic in everyday weeds. And it's yours to discover.