Ways to Use Herbal Tea
You do not need expensive equipment to make a great tea from dried herbs.
You can make extra tea and store it in the refrigerator for later use. Tea retains it’s flavors for two days. With tea, color is no indication of strength…Some of the palest water can be the most potent.
Quick and easy to use..just boil water and pour it in your favorite cup then drop in the tea bag..
HOW LONG DO I STEEP THE TEA?
READY TO USE TEA BAGS
Steep for 10 minutes when using fresh herbs.
Steep for 5 minutes when using store bought tea bags.
LOOSE HERBAL TEA
Most of our herbal teas come loose meaning you will need some type of strainer. See the following ways you can use teas.
A spoon sized metal infuser opens to fit your dried herbs inside and closes to put in your tea cup. It has holes on the sides of the spoon to release the properties of the herbs into the water.
Purists may argue that this is not the best choice for the fact that it is metal.
These are available in metal or plastic. It has a strainer on both sides to allow the brew to be made without the herbs in the water. It fits a heaping tablesoon of dried herbs. Some snap shut and some are open on the top, it depends on your preference.
Tea balls are available in health food stores and supermarkets. It is a small egg shaped infuser with holes in the side along with a chain to float herbs directly in your teapot or cup capturing the essence of the herbs without the bulk.
To use a tea ball, wait until the water is briskly boiling, turn off the flame, wait a minutes until the water comes OFF OF the boil and insert your tea ball with the herbs inside.
You Can Also Use Teas as COMPRESSES for skin issues
Depending on the herb, the tea can be used for multiple ailments such as Psoriasis, burns, Eczema, Ulcers, mouth sores, chronic pain, sore muscles and so much more!
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