Cup of tea with teabag

What is Tea?

More than just hot water and leaves, tea has been used for centuries. Here we will explore the many teas of the world. We will find out about all the different kinds of tea and how others have brewed it.

still life with spices and herbs isolated on white background

What are Herbs?

Discover herbs and their uses, whether used fresh or dried, ground or brewed, herbs are more than simply plants.  Here we will search the many uses of herbs.

Planting Fresh Herbs

Herb Gardens

Plant a little flavor for yourself, it’s easy in small pots or a garden.  Whether you have a patio, porch, or acres of space for herbs you will find you have a green thumb.

Rosemary Herb essential oil

Natural Remedies

Natural remedies have been handed down for centuries, as we explore both herbs and tea we will report back how people have been using these amazing gifts from nature.

 

Teas,

Brewed and served steaming for your enjoyment.

 

White tea
Green tea
Oolong tea
Black tea
Herbal tea
Rooibos tea
Mate tea
Blooming tea

Mountain Rose Herbs

Please check with the tea provider for their specific directions.

If not, here are some suggested temperatures and steep time for types of tea.

Black Teas – water temperature 175° – steep for 2-3 minutes

Green Teas – water temperature 175° – steep for 1 minute

White Teas – water temperature 185° – steep for 1 minute

Herbal Teas – water temperature 205° – steep for 5-6 minutes for hot tea or 8-15 minutes for iced tea

 

To brew tea there are two parts.

The first part is heating the water to temperature appropriate for the type of tea you wish to brew. Use a Tea Kettle, kettle, or other source for heating water the water. Tea Kettles are filled with only water and placed on a stove top or there are electric Tea Kettles to heat the water.

The second part is using the Teapot for steeping tea, this where the tea and hot water come together to make this wonderful drink.

Never place a teapot directly on the stove, it will ruin the teapot.

Types of Teapots:

Cast Iron Teapots

Yixing Teapots

Glass Teapots

Ceramic Teapots