In the spirit of garbling (an old-fashioned term used by herbalist to describe the stripping of leaves from branches), I enlisted Garner, Joe Henry and Kaleb (our neighbor) as my little garblers. I had saved several branches of yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) to dry the leaves for tea. Once dried, we removed the leaves and stored in a jar. The dried leaves make a lovely tea and actually contain caffeine to give you a boost like their well-known cousin, yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis).


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