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-- By alexandra in lausanne, switzerland on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at 19:29.
La Fee Verte (the Green Fairy) is an old tradition in French-speaking Switzerland (Suisse romande). I am from NYC and spent summers in Switzerland as a child. My grandpapa was an Army captain in the Jura during WW2 and taught me to love it (perhaps too young but oh well).
Anyone in Geneva on holiday should visit the Cafe du Marche on Plainpalais. They have real old fashioned absinthe fountains, chilled with a good variety of choices for your delectation. Absinthe lovers be advised that this place is well worthwhile!
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About the wormwood plant
The Vaults of Erowid site has a section about wormwood with information, photos of the plant and even experiences by people who have "experimented" with wormwood.
Wormwood tea anyone? The Golden Harvest Organics site has the recipe (the tea is to be used as a natural insect repellent, not drunk!), plus some tips on growing and harvesting the plant.
Purdue University's Center for New Crops & Plant Products has a short entry on wormwood that gives its common names, habitat and desription.
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