This evergreen ground cover is a true atmosphere maker, and is characterized by its graceful red berries. For this reason, it ensures color and atmosphere in winter! It is nice to know that the Gaultheria is pleasant all year round and can even be temporarily put into the living room for a maximum of 6-8 weeks, provided it receives sufficient moisture and light. Then it has to come out again, and it grows faster in an airy and peaty soil. For this reason, the Gaultheria is very popular and you can go in any direction. This plant takes its name from the fact that you can prepare a delicious tea with twigs and leaves. It takes a while to do this so-called Bergthee, but then you also have something! The best and tastiest tea is obtained before letting the Bergthee ferment and then drying it. By cutting the branches with the leaves, allowing them to dry overnight and then crushing them with a rolling pin or mortar, oxygen is added and fermentation can proceed. This releases essential oil that is also used in medicine against rheumatic pain, or as a seasoning for sweets and medicines. After 3 days, leave them to dry in an oven, after which the twigs and the dried leaves can be used to make tea.