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The mission statement of the Herb Society of America is to "promote the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs, research and sharing the experience of its members with the community.
The Society is committed to protecting our global environment for the health and well- being of humankind and all growing things. We encourage gardeners to practice environmentally sound horticulture.
The Motto of the Society is taken from the herbalist, John Parkinson: "For Use and Delight"
Next Meeting Date
March 21, 2017
9 AM to 12 Noon
956 RR 2325
March 21 - Honey Bees in the Garden with Kim Lehman
Kim will teach us about our "Tiny Treasures" and how important pollinators are to any herb garden. Approved Master Natural Advanced Training
Herb Basics by Sara Holland
will be from 9 to 9:30am
Social Time 9:30 to 10am
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• Tea is the woody shrub Camellia sinensis. It is also the beverage resulting from steeping leaves in hot water, specifically from the plant Camellia sinensis. (the beverage obtained from steeping other herbs and spices is called a tisane or commonly referred to as herb tea).
• White, green, oolong, black tea and Pu’ erh come from the same Camellia sinensis plant.
• Two varieties are in cultivation for tea harvest:
- Camellia sinensis var. sinensis – has relatively small and narrow leaves used primarily to produce green and China black tea. It is likely native to western Yunnan.
- Camellia sinensis var. assamica – has larger, droopy, leathery leaves and is primarily used to make Assam (Indian) black tea. It is native to warmer parts of Assam (India), southern China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
• Do not confuse the tea plant, Camellia sinensis with Australian native tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia.