Nasturtium Tea

Nasturtium found its way into my tea garden to shade my violets which were about to die because I had put them in a full sun planter…oops. The flowers are a brilliant orange and yellow that really make my tea garden pop with color. I had a friend over to try the tea. I just placed the fresh flowers into hot water and let it steep for a few minutes. My friend really liked the tea, but I thought it needed a bit of honey to calm down the slightly spicy taste. The leaves of nasturtium smell exactly like cracked pepper. I did not try the leaves, but I have heard they are really good on salads so that might have to be my next experiment 🙂 I read online that nasturtium is packed with vitamin C so pick some up next time you are fighting a cold.