Post-Pandemic Fall 2022 – Reflections

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Beautiful Fall πŸ΅πŸ’•πŸ

At the bottom of this post is a recap post and recipe from my past Herbology prof who welcomed me back to a class this September, where she again taught fall tea recipes that nourish and strengthen immunity.
Rosehips (left). Queen Elizabeth II (middle). Tea with candles (right). The Queen of England passed away on September 8th. She will be remembered for many things, including her lifelong elegance and following traditions as she played her roles as Queen, grandmother, mother, and wife.

Post Pandemic -

Some Reflections


How do you feel about this Fall?

I had a professor who once lectured on the importance of introspection. So, I was encouraged to reflect, despite having Millennial tendencies.

We had tea over the summer and again I learned a lot. He mentioned what may be the norm and what is normal are two separate things, in life and its history.

This is the first fall season that I can remember in the last 2 years that we do not have the same experience in living as we ever did in the past. Nor did any human life in history.

What is normal is not always the norm, except when it comes to living out our seasonal traditions, which have always kept us alive and well, regardless of lockdowns or market changes.

With Autumn approaching, rosehips are in their normal season to harvest for beauty and wellness. It is not the norm for people to know this, unless you have been trained. πŸ˜€

*Virtueberry met a Magnifissance bonsai this fall.

You can read more about the benefits of rosehips in last year's fall article here: Fall 2021 – A Time for Candles and Rose Hips. 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨ 🌿πŸ₯€βœ¨

Changing of the

fall season tea

"I like this simple formula as it's nutrient dense and contains some extra vitamin C. The ginger warms the body as the nights become chilly.

  • 1 part Rosehips
  • 1 part Hibiscus
  • 1 part Nettles
  • 1 part Ginger

Infuse 1 teaspoon per cup for 10 to 15 minutes. Always cover the cup, strain, drink and enjoy." -Betty Norton

And in reflections of past events, let us make sure to make ourselves and others some tea this fall, while also holding good memories of our grandmothers, even those who may not have been our own but have indeed impacted our world in many ways.

4 Responses

  1. Debbie
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    Wow! I didn’t know Autumn is the best season for harvesting Rosehips! The tea recipe also sounds perfect for warming up during this chilly weather we’re having now! Thank you for the information! πŸ™‚

    • Sarah
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      Yes, it’s rosehip season, and it makes for much better vitamin C intake than the dead stuff that the pharmacy sells. πŸ€—βœ¨πŸ’•πŸ₯€

  2. Anja
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    Thank you so much for this wonderful article. We also have rosehip bushes in our garden in Switzerland. You can harvest the rosehips after the first frost and then also eat them directly. The article has inspired and reminded me to use our rosehips this year. =D

    • Sarah
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      Thank you for sharing, Anja. πŸ₯€ Yes, I am aware of that understanding where you can harvest rosehips after the first frost as well as during winter depending on the location, what the rosehips look like, etc. So lovely πŸ’“ From some research done, it’s advisable to clean out the insides of the rosehips, but it changes after winter comes along, as the rosehips are softer. And, it all depends on what you want to use them for… for food/tea or beauty purposes, etc.

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