Last fall I was invited to the press day of Dille & Kamille to celebrate their 40th anniversary. In their Antwerp branch me and other press folk were treated to a great workshop on tea and flower and herb infusions. We were given the chance to make our own infusions and that was quite exciting as infusions tell a lot about one’s personality. The infusion I made told me that I’m cheerful, hurried and suffer from inflammations and infections – that couldn’t be more true. So if you want to know who you truly are, book a infusions workshop. It’s also really tasty 😉
Storing tea leaves, herbs and other leafy bits can get messy and I really dislike messy. That’s why I invented not a tea box but a tea crate. I painted this wooden crate in F&B Vert te Terre (the same colour as my front door) and the lids of the jars with chalkboard paint.
Not only do I have room for tea I also have space left for honey, cute heart shaped dishes, spoons and sieves. It’s home is in a cupboard in the dining room, so I can put the crate on the table and I (or my guests) can whip up a nice cup of tea.
Do you want to know my personal infusion ingredients?
Rosebuds – for the delicious taste and smell.
Marigold – disinfects and thus good for infections.
Nettle – for digestive disorders and good for anaemia and hay fever.
Elderflower – good for the immune system against colds, but also against headache.
And it looks really pretty too, right? I try to drink a cup a day, the taste is something out of the ordinary.