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This is actually from the rhododendron family, and isn't really a tea although the leaves can be steeped and drunk as a tisane.
I wouldn't recommend it though because it contains ledol a poisonous substance which will cause cramps and worse. The leaves have also been used in boiling water as a facial steam bath which is probably preferableSmile This is still done by many of the Native Americans.
Many of these attractive little bushes grow along the roadside near my home.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jun 2013 - 10:13 AM
Focal Length:68.8mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/5.9
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 3302 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 12:57 PM

A great capture, what a pretty flower, interesting story...lucky I do not like tea

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Irishkate
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12 Jun 2013 - 1:06 PM

Beautifully captured little group of these interesting flowers with all their uses!
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Daisymaye
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12 Jun 2013 - 1:08 PM

Think I'll leave the leaves on the plant, no brewing for me. Better like this making a lovely image......Sandy

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lonely_oryx
12 Jun 2013 - 1:20 PM

Another excellent presentation

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
12 Jun 2013 - 1:40 PM

A lovely photo and interesting write up on these beautiful flowers Joline !!

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Tish1
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12 Jun 2013 - 1:46 PM

Very well presented and veiled in silky webs, what more do you need............ The write up is interesting.

Tish

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taggart
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12 Jun 2013 - 2:23 PM

Your text illuminates this fine image, I do not know about Labrador tea-- Thanks!

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richmowil
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12 Jun 2013 - 3:11 PM

Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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CarolG
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12 Jun 2013 - 3:24 PM

A very beautiful flower, Joline, and perfectly captured and presented. Carol

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mikbee
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12 Jun 2013 - 3:59 PM

Oh.I dunno Joline.
It can't taste any worse than the cup of tea my wife makes me !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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WhiteRose1
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12 Jun 2013 - 4:47 PM

A pretty, little flower and lovely presentation, Joline.

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12 Jun 2013 - 5:36 PM

I do like your presentation Joline and a fascinating write up of one of the rhododendron family.
Ann

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franken
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12 Jun 2013 - 5:54 PM

More lovely and well presented work Joline.

Ken

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Maiwand
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12 Jun 2013 - 6:41 PM

Strange to think that such nasty potential lies within such a lovely plant Joline. I find it very interesting.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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gajewski
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12 Jun 2013 - 7:34 PM

Very nice shot and very informative commentary.
-=\Walter

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12 Jun 2013 - 9:16 PM

Thank you for the interesting description. As has been said, an excellent presentation. Delightful image.

Jack

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2013 - 11:27 AM

Lovely capture.
Interesting info too.

B.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2013 - 8:38 PM

very interesting! I like the fine cobwebs,too.

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