Tea-Making Guidelines

General Guidelines for making Herbal Teas

Leaf Teas

Amounts:  In general, you can use 1 tablespoon of leaf per 1 cup of water.

For Mullein and Red Clover, use 2 tablespoons per cup.

Instructions

Boil water

Pour boiling water over tea.

Steep 20 minutes.

Strain and drink.

 

Roots

Amounts: For roots, use 1 teaspoon of the root per 1 cup of water.

Instructions

Boil water

Pour boiling water over tea.

Steep 30 to 45 minutes.  OR simmer in a covered pot for 10-15 minutes.

Strain and drink.

 

Flowers

Flowers are the most delicate part of the plant and require the least amount of time to steep

Amounts:  For flowers, use 1 tablespoon of flowers per 1 cup of water.

Instructions

Boil water

Pour boiling water over tea.

Steep 5 minutes.

Strain and drink.

 

All teas need to be steeped in order to release the medicinal constituents of the herb.

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