Did you know that many tea leaves are packed without washing? This means there are
pesticides and chemicals steeping in that mug. Wash and dry the entire stem thoroughly and store in the freezer for any time use. Alternatively, these plants can easily grow indoors. Soothe yourself with natural flavors and benefits: Mint, chamomile lemon verbena, dill, oregano, rosemary, etc. See this Country Living article for more fresh tea ideas.
Simply place a stem or two into your cup, or french press, pour in boiling water and let infuse for 3-5 minutes. You can steep a few times before discarding.