This is a vacuum packed 1 oz bag of freshly harvested yarrow. Please note we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to avoid having the product sit in a hot warehouse over the weekend.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a popular ingredient in a variety of teas, medicines, perfumes and BEER! In Switzerland yarrow was often used instead of hops when making beer. In the Middle Ages, yarrow was part of a herbal mixture known as gruit used in the flavoring of beer prior to the use of hops.
Yarrow has also been used as a food, and was very popular as a vegetable in the seventeenth century. The younger leaves are said to be a pleasant leaf vegetable when cooked as spinach, or in a soup. Yarrow is sweet with a slight bitter taste. The leaves can also be dried and used as a herb in cooking. Navajo Indians considered it to be a "life medicine", chewed it for toothaches, and poured an infusion into ears for earaches. In the Middle Ages, witches were said to use yarrow to make incantations.
Yarrow is an aromatic herb offering a bright aroma, often associated with mint, pine and pepper. Other characteristics include lemony and woody. Ours primarily seem to have mint and citrus characteristics with an earthy undertone.
Our Yarrow is wild harvested in the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado. All products are vacuum sealed and shipped fresh!
We like to use a base pale ale recipe that is light on hops and bitterness and then add 2-4 oz of yarrow in the last 15 minutes of the boil. We will post more recipe ideas soon!
NOTE - Although yarrow has been used for its beneficial medicinal traits for centuries, always consult your nearest yarrow specialist / doctor before consuming such things.
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- Item #: YR-1OZ