One of our traditions that has become a rite of spring is to make Violet Tea. We celebrate the beginning of the growing season with a tea party. My young neighbors and I look forward to this every year; it’s such a delight to share a cuppa of these sweeties.
Making Violet Tea: Gather a cup or two of fresh blossoms, stems removed. We add a few sprigs of fresh mint for extra flavor. Place in teapot. Add water heated to just below boiling (160-180F). Steep five minutes. Enjoy! Violets are high in vitamin C and make pretty additions to salads or just for snacking.