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Yes, seriously.
I grow and dry it every year and the cats were begging for wine so I finally gave in.
Made some test tea. The usual teaspoon per cup was almost flavorless to me. Increasing the amount got my interest and I definitely thought there was a possible wine to be made. I settled on 2 tablespoons per cup - yeow! And being a "mint" wine I went with citric acid rather than acid blend.
Funny thing - while I was making the tea the kitchen was very crowded.
Transferred to secondary this morning.
Has a slight mint wine aroma.
The flavor in primary was very familiar and it remained when I transferred - root beer. By "root beer" I mean there's a hint of ginger and sassafras and sarsparilla and even vanilla. I wasn't expecting so many different flavors. Once again, something crazy has made something delicious.
My cats will be happy....but they have to be patient.

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Dave, you never cease to amaze me. [In a good way!]

Are we going to find you on the floor, squirming and twisting in a catnip fueled binge? I'd drop a bit of catnip on the carpet and our cats would go wild, especially the male.
 

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Dave, you never cease to amaze me. [In a good way!]

Are we going to find you on the floor, squirming and twisting in a catnip fueled binge? I'd drop a bit of catnip on the carpet and our cats would go wild, especially the male.
Actually, with 2 tablespoons of catnip in a cup of tea I started to feel funny and can't account for almost 2 hours.:oops:

I love watching the cats - some act like addicts...and some are confused by the ones acting like addicts.

And thank you, Bryan. When I get remarkable and interesting flavors from common (or uncommon) ingredients it does wonders for my enthusiasm and ambition.
 

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