How to Brew Tea

How to Brew Tea


You can make your own blend of single herbs or use one of our Tea Blends. Remember that the importance of drinking herbal teas is not that it is hot when you drink it, but that you actually consume up to 3 cups/day. You can make enough for the whole day by multiplying your recipe. You can even make enough for 2-3 days as long as you store your ready-to-go-tea in the refrigerator until it will be consumed.

HOT INFUSIONS (STEEP)

Draw out vitamins, enzymes and volatile oils. A few good herbs for hot infusions include Chamomile, Holy Basil, Ginger, Nettle, Peppermint, Skullcap and many of Rosemary's Garden Tea Blends.

Basic Method:

  • Put 1-3 teaspoons of herb per cup of hot water in a jar or pot.
  • Add boiling water.
  • Let sit 10-15 minutes (or longer if you desire).
  • Strain into another jar or cup.
  • ENJOY

COLD INFUSIONS (STEEP)

Ideal for slimy or demulcent herbs and herbs with delicate essential oils. A few good herbs for cold infusions include Marshmallow root, Chia Seed and Flax Seed.

Basic Method:

  • Place 3 TBSP of dried herb in a quart jar, and fill with cold water.
  • Cap container.
  • Allow to infuse overnight.
  • Strain into another jar or cup.
  • ENJOY!

DECOCTIONS (SIMMER)

Decoctions are simmered teas that are perfect for the extraction of hard roots, dried berries, barks and seeds. Good examples include Elder Berries, Rosemary's Garden Healthy Lung Tea and Garden Chai Tea Blend.

Basic Method:

  • Place 3 TBSP of dried herb into a sauce pan. (Do not use Aluminum!)
  • Cover the herbs with a quart of good clean water.
  • Slowly heat the water to a simmer and cover.
  • Allow to gently simmer for 10-15 minutes, or longer, depending on your preference.
  • Strain into a jar or cups.
  • ENJOY!

 

 

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