A Nice Cup of Tea by George Orwell

I stumbled across this article doing some research for another podcast I do (Cold War Cast) and thought it was worth sharing.  It’s George Orwell (author of Animal Farm, 1984 and a few others) describing his 11 “golden rules” to preparing tea.  I think it is kind of cool to be able to get into […]


Currants are one of my favorite plants/berries because they’re easy to grow, they grow in some places that are difficult to get other things to grow, they put out a lot of berries, they look decent enough and they’re really good for you.   What more could you ask for?    In this episode I […]

Orange Pekoe

It’s common to believe that orange pekoe is a type of tea, but in reality it’s a grade of black tea.    I know before I knew much about tea I thought that orange pekoe was just a standard type of black tea.    In this episode, I give a mile-high explanation on how tea […]

The Decline of the Firefly

This time of the year I always notice that there are far fewer lightening bugs, or fireflies, than I remember seeing when I was a kid.  Unfortunately, dwindling firefly populations are a reality and an unfortunate symptom of overdevelopment and light pollution. http://media.blubrry.com/reddragonherbs/p/www.reddragonherbs.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/firefliesx.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Green Tea: You Might Be Doing It Wrong

Whenever people tell me that they don’t like green tea, I always wonder if they’re making it right.  While it is easy to prepare correctly, it’s probably easier to screw it up.  In this episode we go over some of the common errors with green tea and discuss how to make a good cup of […]

Podcast Intro

Welcome!  This podcast is just an intro on who we are and what we hope to accomplish with this podcast.   We’re looking forward to bringing you more discussion in the future http://media.blubrry.com/reddragonherbs/p/www.reddragonherbs.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/RDHintroX.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Looking Forward to 2017

It’s hard to believe, but the Downtown Farmers’ Market starts up next weekend thus beginning “the season” for us. We’ve been fairly inactive over the past four months or so, just doing a couple sporadic events, filling some online and in-person orders but now it’s time to get back to business. Last year was our […]

2017 Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market Dates

Well, it’s that time of the year again.  It’s hard to believe in a little over a month the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market will be starting up again.   We won’t be there EVERY weekend, but we will be down there quite a bit this year.  As it stands right now we will be […]