Herbs are as ancient as time itself and capture the magical qualities of fire, air, water and plant life. The making of a herbal tea involves the mixing and brewing of different elemental forces.

- Rosemary Gladstar

Herbs have been used since time immemorial. Not only as a seasoning, but also to support health.

Herbal remedies are made and used in different ways:

So of course you have the pure plant material, but also press juice, herbal powders, herbal oil, syrups, tincture, extracts, herbal vinegar, herbal distillate, herbal ointment and of course herbal tea.

Herbal tea is also called infusion or tisane. Although there is "tea" in the name, herbal tea is not officially tea. Actually, tea should only be called tea if it is an extract from the leaves of the tea bush. Herbal tea is therefore the hot drink that is made from herbs.

Herbs, however, are often used in combination with tea to create a certain flavor palette.

Discover for yourself the fine collection of loose herbs, infusions and tea blends from The Smallest House.