Herbs for Making Teas

Holy Basil ~ Queen of Herbs

July 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

Holy basil, or tulsi,[ ocimum tenuiflorum, sanctum] is a member of the mint family. It’s closely related to the sweet Italian basil, but the flavors are different. Sweet Italian basil has a clove like flavor with a milder and sweeter taste, while holy basil is often called pepper basil due to its spicer and [ ...click to read more ]

Grow Yourself a Nice Cup of Tea

March 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

Herbal teas have never been more popular than they are now. Make room this spring in the garden for these herbs. Apple mint. Known for its fruity aroma and flavor. Chop fresh leaves to flavor hot or cold drinks. Prefers rich, moist soil and does well in full sun or part shade. Space plants 12 to 15 inches apart. [ ...click to read more ]