I grew up in the hills in the north end of the state, and everyone knows what that means.
Yes, we were hillbillies, so to speak.
Rural folk that don’t cotton much to big city life, and like to keep to themselves and do things the old fashioned ways. I live in the city now, because that rural way of life was just not for me it turns out, but I still remember it fondly. Regardless of what people say, the hill folk are kind and resourceful people. They all make the best organic tea you have ever tasted, I promise you that! Relaxing tea, tea for digestion, for headache, for your gout, there are so many family recipes and herbal remedies that have been passed down through generations. For example, my grandma used to make this stunning dandelion root tea, which was an all natural sun tea she would make every single week. It took her a whole week to make it, because the tea leaves and the dandelion roots had to co-mingle in the jar, and sit in the sun for days on end. She always told me about how her grandmother used to make her something called red clover tea, but the red clover no longer grows locally so it is now just a story from days gone by. Every time I go up into the hills to visit my family I always seek out new kinds of organic herbal tea, and I am delighted at the results every time. If I only I could have tasted that red clover tea!