Tea anyone? Busy garden club tastes some tea, celebrates gardens and prepares for Thanksgiving

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:14

Ringwood — Ringwood Garden Club opened its first meeting of the new club year with a program of tea tasting with Kathleen Rogers of Fit to a Tea, located in West Milford. Rogers explained the various kinds of teas- white, green and black which, remarkably to the uninitiated, all grow from the same plant. The tea tasting consisted of sipping the white, green and black teas that were combined with flowers and/or herbs. Club members learned not only about teas made from flowers and herbs, but lots of tea trivia too. Club members and guests enjoyed a plant exchange which was hosted by the club. Jane Nielsen, president, announced there were seven winners for exceptional gardens in the Garden Club of New Jersey’s Random Acts of Beauty program. The gardens selected by Ringwood Garden Club are located in the local communities of Ringwood, Wanaque and West Milford. Nielsen also announced that a Thanksgiving collection will be taken for the Center for Food Action and if any members had “free” turkeys from their local supermarkets that weren’t being used, the Center would have them.