Tea parties have become a daily event at our house - and we have special tea cups, tea pots and spoons that little hands can use, served picnic style on a quilt right on the floor, or at a low wooden table for two. A nice ritual. We have made up several special "kids" blends using herbs we dried from our gardens, including a sleepy tea (with lavender, chamomile, lemon balm) and a calcium-rich tea that we sweeten with a little honey, store in a glass mason jar, and serve as a cold drink later in the day. Any tea can be made into a "juice", and berry or fruit teas are especially nice. The calcium tea has become a favourite around here. This is what it includes: chamomile, rosehips, rose petals, red raspberry leaf, oatstraw, lemon balm, lemongrass.