Bergamot–The Secret Ingredient In Wise Women’s Tea

Clear cup of hot tea on a woven mat

So What Is Bergamot? The bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia), is a fragrant citrus fruit the size of an orange, with a yellow or green color similar to a lime, depending on ripeness. The origin of this fruit is believed to be the result of combining lemon and bitter orange.  There are also herbs called bergamot […]

To Tea or Not To Tea

Blue flowered tea cup on a square white saucer

According to legend, tea was discovered around 5,000 years ago by a Chinese emperor who was boiling water as leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot.  When he drank it he enjoyed feelings of joy and wellness and since then tea has been used not only for medicinal purposes but for everyday pleasure […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Tea or smoothies? (special herb for both)

Fresh mint is a common sight in the summertime and today you’re going to get a tip, a trick, and a recipe featuring this pretty little leaf! I have mint growing in my garden and let me tell you when you plant mint, you have mint for life! Really. Mint can take over so you […]

Is your tea making you sick?

You’ve been paying close attention to the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists to help you make the best food choices that you possibly can for you and your family. You try to make sure that the food you buy is as free of chemicals as it can possibly be. But, how much thought have […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: The luck of the Irish (moss)!

Irish moss isn’t really moss. It’s actually a seaweed found along the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. In Ireland, this seaweed was once used to feed cattle and to stuff mattresses. Then a great famine in the 19th century left the country’s residents starving. They turned to the shores and Irish moss became a key […]

Tea and Honey

Healthy Foods Tea and Honey By Leanne Ely, C.N.C   A favorite winter activity is keeping warm with a blanket and mug of hot tea with honey. Tea and honey have been used for ages as a cure-all for illness – reinforcing weak immune systems with a more delicious taste than Dayquil. The best teas […]