Some people say that I am out of my tree.
November 8, 2011 5:53 PM Subscribe
Steeping the flowers of the European linden tree Tilia cordata produces a richly colored, deeply aromatic herbal tea. Steeping the otherwise very similar flowers of the otherwise very similar American linden Tilia Americana produces a flavorless, faintly yellow fluid. Where can I reliably obtain the real thing? The two potential sources I've found — Eastern European groceries and Latino bodegas — invariably have the donkey-piss version, even if the labeling on the box would claim otherwise.