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How to Make Iced Tea - A Loose Leaf Tea Guide

In the dog daze of summer nothing hits the spot like iced tea. Apparently American's agree, as 85% of tea consumed is consumed iced. It's one thing to grab an iced tea in town, or at a restaurant, but how do you make iced tea at home? We are going to dive into just that today and all while saving...

A Guide to Making Kombucha SCOBY Fruit Leather

  If you’ve been brewing kombucha for a while, then you probably have SCOBY’s piling up and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with them all. Should I keep all of them? Do I just throw them away? Well my friends, did you know that SCOBY’s can be utilized beyond brewing?  Let’s put that SCOB...

How to Make Herb-Infused Oils with Medicinal Herbs

Learning how to make herb-infused oils with medicinal herbs is a must-have skill for any home herbalist. Using oils with herbs has been a time-honored tradition for centuries as a way to preserve an herb harvest, enhance flavors in cooking, and also to create healing remedies.  The ancient Egypt...

How to Make Basil Infused Water - 5 Ways

  It’s time to use up some of that basil from your summer harvest and learn how to make your own herb infused water  with the addition of fresh fruit for a fruit flavored water.  Did you know that sometimes drinking water isn’t enough to keep you hydrated? During the heat of the summer when we ...

Acid Reflux Remedies and Fennel Tea for Indigestion

Tummy troubles got you down? Always popping chalky ant-acids or spending WAY too much on probiotics? Tired of indigestion every time you eat? Acid reflux and indigestion along with other digestive woes are really a hindrance to daily life. It's time to add some natural remedies to your daily reg...

Health Benefits of Kombucha & How to Make Kombucha at Home

Did you know that the first recipes of kombucha tea date back as far as 221 BC, which marks the beginning of China's Qin Dynasty? This popular fermented tea has a long and fascinating history and while it might be trendy right now, that trend is here to stay. Kombucha is popular especially among...

Coneflower Care: How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Echinacea

What is the right name for it—coneflower or echinacea? The answer is both! It's called a coneflower, the name given for the cone-shaped portion of the flower. It's also sometimes called echinacea, the name derived from the Greek word “ekhinos” meaning sea urchin. Whether you call it coneflower...

A Guide to the Ideal Kombucha Temperature & Heating Options

When it comes to making kombucha, temperature and time both play important roles in the process. The results of kombucha fermentation vary with the application of different temperatures. The kombucha temperature environment may also lead to variables in the number of days required for proper fer...

Does Kombucha Tea Contain Alcohol?

  Although the precise origin date is unclear, the first kombucha recipes were recorded at the beginning of China's Qin Dynasty in 221 BCE. While we can be sure that kombucha back then was not commercially available, most people are still turning to supermarket kombucha, even when making your o...

Herbal Root Beer Kombucha Recipe

Did you know that the first root beer float was invented on August 19th, 1893? 130 years later and we are still enjoying the sweet carbonated drink with the foamy topping. The flavor of root beer still tantalizes our taste buds, but people enjoy root beer with added vanilla ice cream even more t...