Lost in the Sods

By Chrissy Moore While not terribly unique in mountain locales, I always love to see Downy rattlesnake-plantain (Goodyeara pubescens) is...

Herb of the Month: Ginger – An Ancient Spice

By Maryann Readal Ginger is a very old spice. The Indians and the Chinese used ginger as a medicine over...

Soursop and Bush Tea

By Scott Aker When the time came to eat the fruit, she asked me to come to the kitchen counter...

BOOK REVIEW – The Artisan Herbalist by Bevin Cohen

by Karen O’Brien Introducing the Herbs Online Learning Experience HSA is launching a new online course with Bevin Cohen, a...

HSA Webinar: Tea Gardening with Camellia sinensis

by Christine Parks In 2005, we started our first tea garden here in the Piedmont region of North Carolina—including our...

Fancy a cup of NOT tea?

Fancy a cup of NOT tea?

Q:When is a cup of tea not a cup of tea? A: When there is no tea in it. Site...

6 Rooibos Tea Benefits that Make It Worth Sipping

6 Rooibos Tea Benefits that Make It Worth Sipping

Rooibosit sounds like ROY-bosstea has been a popular beverage in Africa for centuries. Also known as red tea or red...

Camellia sinensis – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal The tea plant contains over 500 compounds that contribute to its flavor and health benefits. Green tea’s...

8 Matcha Benefits That Will Make You a Tea Drinker

8 Matcha Benefits That Will Make You a Tea Drinker

If you’ve recently scrolled through TikTok or Instagram, you’ve likely seen a green “cloud” latte or a whipped Dalgona latte....

Is Olive Leaf Tea The New Matcha? Everything You Need to Know

Is Olive Leaf Tea The New Matcha? Everything You Need to Know

Step aside, matcha . There’s a new drink in town: olive leaf tea.The tea is making a splash, but while...