Herbalism, a brief history

Plants are our most ancient form of medicine and up until the last 60 to 80 years, with the development of pharmaceuticals, have been our main source of medicine. Even now, many of our pharmaceuticals are derived from medicinal plants. Perhaps it was the mystery of plants having the ability to die and come back […]

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

Falling asleep last night, thinking of what my first post would be, the song “Scarborough Fair” came to me. Researching this song has been fascinating. It is believed that it can actually be traced back to an older ballad from 1670. There are dozens of versions and translations due to it’s age, but here is one […]

The Art of Blending Herbal Teas

A rewarding and enjoyable artistic outlet Art is defined as “the quality, production, expression, or realm of what is beautiful, or of more than ordinary significance.” A finely blended herbal tea can be just that; a colorful blend of herbs, varying textures, contrasting and complimenting flavors to create an extraordinary cup of tea. With a […]

Brewing the Perfect Cup of Herbal Tea

Infusions, Decoctions, Techniques There is nothing quite as good as the taste of teas made with fresh picked herbs. However, many herbs may not be available fresh, either because of the season or their growing environment. A perfect cup of tea can still be brewed with quality dried herbs. Although numerous gadgets exist for tea […]

Unlocking the Mysteries of Chai Tea

History, Recipe, Health Benefits Close your eyes. Relax. Imagine yourself in a far away, exotic land. Listen to the soft music blowing in the breeze. Smell the fragrance of spices and … no wait, those aromas aren’t from some foreign village; you’re at the local café. They’re radiating from a cup of chai on the […]