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hibiscus

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hibiscus

Valentine's day - where we talk of love, matters of the heart, celebrate our true loves, and eat chocolate.  I could talk about roses today, which are lovely indeed, but I thought I would talk about one of my favorite red flowers - hibiscus.  It has such beautiful blooms and makes a gorgeous addition to any flower garden but it is also very beneficial...especially for the heart. When made into a tea (either on its own or in a blend), hibiscus can help lower blood pressure & cholesterol.  According to studies, it has antioxidant & anti-cancer properties, and helps boost the immune system.  It...

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about tea

herbalism plant allies

about tea

  I used to think that tea was completely flavorless without sugar.  It's not.  It's just that you have to have the right tea & the right conditions. good quality, flavorful tea steeped at the right temperature for the right amount of time Being raised in the south, most of the tea drinking from my youth was limited to Luzianne tea bags, steeped until the tea was crazy dark and blended with it's own weight in sugar to counter balance the bitterness.  I jest.  Maybe not that much sugar, but a lot.  And don't get me wrong, this tea is...

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