Make Homemade Herbal Teas
How to make homemade herbal teas, one of our most asked tea questions!. It is actually very easy and there are few rules when making herbal tea at home.
This article will give you some tips and some resources for herbal tea recipes and buying tea herbs.
How to Make Homemade Herbal Teas
Making herbal tea at home requires a ingredients a few utensils. The untensils are simple, you will need a tea strainer or a teat pot with a strainer built in.
If you just want to make a cup of herbal tea, then a teaball or empty, fillable tea bags will do quite nicely.
Empty tea bags that you fill with your own herbs and herb blends are one of my favourites when making homemade herbal teas. These are handy and you can make up your herbal tea bags and store them in an air tight jar, glass is best, and have them ready for a nice cup of tea at home or on the go.
You can buy empty tea bags on our fillable tea bags page.
Now all you need is a tea kettle, your herbs, and fresh water. We buy all our tea herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs and find them to have the best quality at very reasonable prices. You can even order in bulk and obtain wholesale herb pricing.
Make Homemade Herbal Tea
Now the fun begins, gather all your utensils and herbs. Before you start, determine what type of tea you are going to make.
Experiment, many herb flavours really compliment each other, and all of them have some beneficial properties as well.
Homemade Tea Tip #1
The general guideline for tea herbs to water used is 1 teaspoon of dried or fresh herb to 8 ounces of water. You can vary this, but this is a standard guideline for you to use.
If you are unsure of what type of tea to make, you may want to visit our list of herbal teas where you will find 100’s of herbs, their uses, and a simple recipe for each.
On to making tea…. Boil your fresh water, and remove from the heat. Place your herbs in the tea strainer and pour the fresh boiled water over the herbs.
Homemade Tea Tip#2
Let the tea steep for at least 3 minutes and as long as 10 minutes depending on the quality of the herb and the strength of the tea.
Now you are ready to enjoy. You can sweeten your homemade tea with honey and for additional flavour, a squeeze of lemon is always nice.
Homemade Tea Tip#3
Your homemade herbal tea can be drank cold, as an iced tea as well. Just let it cool to room temperature, and bottle and place in the fridge to cool. It should be drank within 2 hours for maximum flavour.
Multiple Herbs – Homemade Herbal Tea
If you are starting out and need some further guidelines to get you going using multiple herb infusions, our Herbal Tea Recipe Book is just what you need. There you will find over 80 herbal tea infusions for a variety of ailments and conditions as well as great tasting homemade teas.
For just $9.95, you can buy the whole collection, to order click here and the book is available right away for instant download!!
Making homemade herbal teas is fun and a great hobby. I hope you enjoyed this article and have some great success with your teas.
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