Tea, I have realized (and sadly) only in recent months, does not have to be spooned, in dry flecks, out of a tin can. It does not have to make that subtle swishing sound as dry leaves scrape against the metal walls and hits the side of your teapot.
No. Tea can be made from fresh sprigs of mint and anise hyssop and other herbs you can find in your garden.
Today I made a tea out of mint leaves and anise hyssop leaves. I rinsed them, put them in a teapot, and then poured hot water over them, infusing the water with a great, enriching scent and flavor.
In no time at all, I had a mug of mint and anise hyssop tea, straight from the garden.