In Shakespearean times, Red Clover(Trifolium pratense) was known as "Honey Stalks" because it was so liked by bees. Red Clover is one of the world's oldest agricultural crops, cultivated since prehistoric times, and has a long history as a religious and magical symbol.
Early Christians linked the plant to the Trinity, and during the Middle Ages, it was considered a charm against evil. The four-leaf clover , an occasional variety resulting from mutation, was and still is considered a sign for luck.
Red Clover was also the model for the "clubs" suit in playing cards. Among the largest of the various clover species, Red Clover has a celebrated reputation for its health properties. Red Clover has a celebrated reputation for its health properties.
Red Clover has a delicate flavor that can be brewed and served hot or cold and sweetened with honey. Many enjoy Red Clover tea mixed with Chamomile tea.