This is an old fashioned “alterative” brew which may be enjoyed as a tea or made into a delicious and refreshing soft drink. Alterative describes a category of herbs said to promote gradual and beneficial changes in health, typically via cleansing and purifying the blood, and aiding the removal of wastes from the body. There are many alterative herbs and “root beers” where originally made with these such as Sarsaparilla and Sassafras. They where traditionally prepared as spring tonics to help people living in temporate climates recover from long winters during which they consumed stored foods and heavier foods. The herbs in this blend not only revive this health promoting tradition, they create a tasty beverage even kids will enjoy. Directions are included. It is not an elaborate brewing process. The herb mix is decocted and then left to steep overnight. Then it is strained and sweetener and sparkling water are added and its ready to enjoy.*
One bag makes a full gallon of concentrate and roughly two gallons of Rootsy Root Beer.