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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: 5B wishing to be in 4B
Re: Wild tea
HAHA, I gotta tell a little Funny about Mint Tea...
Mom used to have a BIG Batch that grew along side the walk that went from the back of the house to Dad's Wood Shop...Mom used to make mint tea to drink during the summer from that and she pulled a lot of it up and hung it in the back porch to dry so she could use it in the winter when 1 of us got a stomach Ache(That stuff was GREAT for upset Stomachs!!)
Well about 5 years or so before Dad died, he decided to redo the electric in his wood shop...he dug up along that walk and laid PVC pipe in with the wires running thru it to the wood shop...He ripped out all of Mom's mint tea she had growing..
Well about 2 years after Dad died, some how a batch started to grow (Well Mom THOUGHT it was a Batch of her mint tea)
She picked a mess of it 1 day and took it in and laid it on her kichen table..her cat got into it, she hollered at him for getting into it, didn't help to keep him out of it...she put it in a plastic bag and stuck it up on a shelf, Cat jumped up on the counter and got the bag and ripped it apart!
She tried everything she could to get him to stay out of it!
Well he finally ate all of it, so Mom decided she was just going to pull some when she wanted a cup of mint tea and make it fresh, she picked some 1 day and made a cup of tea, drank it and did not like it....I happened to stop by that day and she asked me to try the mint tea, I could smell something in the house when I went in and could not figure out what the smell was, when I got the taste of that "Mint Tea" I KNEW Right away what was Wrong!
It Wasn't her Mint tea coming back from long lost years before, but some how Cat Nip got to start growing in that Same Exact Spot the mint tea had grown in!
I got a good laugh out of it!! Mom looked at me and said "No Dang Wonder that Stupid Cat was getting into it every time I brought it in the House!"
Mint tea and cat nip have somewhat of the same shape to the leaves BUT they SMELL Different then the other and the mint tea has a Round stalk and the cat nip has a somewhat Square stalk...How Mom mised the smell and stalk deal I'll never know! Guess she was Wishful thinking that he mint tea patch had come back!