Tea of any sort is made by steeping an ingredient in boiling water. Making herbal tea is the same—simply add fresh or dried herbs to a cup or teapot of boiling water. Use one teaspoon of herbs per cup of water, then add the boiling water. Steep for ten minutes, then remove the herbs. You can do this either by using a Mesh Teaspoon Infusor, Tea Strainer, or Tea Bag, or you can simply strain the water and pour it into mugs.
1 tsp herbs per cup of water
Pot or tea kettle to boil water
Boil water in a tea kettle or in a pot, then add the herbs. Steep for ten minutes, then strain. Herbal teas may be prepared to taste by steeping for more or less time. Some herbs have stronger flavor or disseminate taste and aroma more quickly than others. Leaving such teas in hot water too long may lead to a bitter taste. Test your teas at different times to taste the different flavors and discover just how you like yours prepared.
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