Billy Tea:

1 five pint tin
billy tea
gum leaves

Fill tin 2/3 full with creek water, boil on open fire.
Place a large handful of Billy tea; simmer on the boil for 3 minutes.
Place gum leaves on fire and again simmer for one minute to lower the leaves.


After placing tea leaves in Billy Can, swing the tea .around your head three times to lower the
tea leaves to "the bottom....Be careful, we lost many a pioneer to tea burns !

                                                  Joy Parslow

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