Red clover makes a delightful tea or infusion, if you prefer. The pale pink flowers (they're not really red at all) can be harvested now- always gather herbs, flowers and fruit on a dry day and preferably in the morning as the dew has evaporated and before it becomes too warm. Place the flowers in a warm and airy place to dry naturally- an airing cupboard is best. Lay the flowers on parchment paper in a single layer with plenty of room between each flower. After three or four weeks, the flowers will have dried sufficiently to be bottled or stored in an airtight jar.
To make the tea/infusion you can use either fresh or dried flowers. Place three or four flowers in a mug and cover with boiling water. Leave to steep for four or five minutes. The resulting brew is fortifying and with a perfume reminiscent of cucumbers- and equally as fresh-tasting.
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