The Orange County Register

What’s A Manure Tea Bag?

Posted by Jan Norman
The Orange County Register
February 28, 2010

Authentic Haven Brand in San Juan Capistrano is selling manure teabags. But don’t store them next to the Lipton box.

Yeah, you can steep them in a large water jar, but don’t leave the resulting brew on the porch with the lunch sandwiches and cookies, says owner Annie Haven.

Manure tea tastes like you-know-what to humans, but it’s nectar to your plants and roses, she says. The manure itself may be too strong but the liquid derived from steeping “is like all natural, liquid vitamins.”

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