Agreed, nice looking plant tops bud. I know Tn likes his root tea and so do I. But I really enjoy the tea made from plant tops too. I dry them and then seep them in hot water with a little honey added and sometimes lemon as well.
I was talking to a fella that owns an Asian Buffet the other night. My gal and I frequent it often. He says he likes to slice the root thinly as well for tea and uses the root a couple of times to make the tea. But I he told me he does not eat the root when he is done with it. I told him I do because I do not want to waste it.
It made him think a little I think.
Thanks for all the ideas on the tea guys, I did make a cup from the tops one evening and didn't sleep a wink. I may have overstuffed my little screen cage with leaves but I'll keep the seng tea for mornings now and Ice tea this summer when I'm working in the woods. If it keeps me from getting colds that's a bonus.
the garden cart just looks like a plain ol Polaris sportsmen when its not decorated up with fresh tops. I figure I want to use every bit of the plant that has any health benefits which seems to be all of it. I may buzz up the dry stems in a coffee grinder so they steep better.