Ancient Brewing: Beer Before Hops

This year, the herb world celebrates hops as 'Herb of the Year', designated by the International Herb Association. Although hops offer myriad uses, we know it best for its role in brewing beer. Yet, hops is a relatively new ingredient in the long history of this beverage. In fact, a variety of other herbs traditionally … Continue reading Ancient Brewing: Beer Before Hops

Proper Brewing of Rooibos Tea

There's no need to be intimidated by brewing rooibos tea, even if it is less well known. In fact, brewing this tea is very similar to brewing the average cup of black tea. Still, there are a lot of factors that affect the finished product, including proper storage of rooibos tea leaves, water type and … Continue reading Proper Brewing of Rooibos Tea