Tips and Instructions on Brewing the Perfect Herbal Tea Infusions

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Since primordial time, herbal tea has been a staple beverage for every class of people in countless homes and castles the world over. Aside from their known renowned medicinal benefits, herbal teas are also enjoyed as tasty, refreshing drinks. Although the herbs brewed have diversified from one culture to the next based on geographical locations and herbal knowledge, herbal tea has always been brewed in one of three ways: as an infusion, decoction or as an infusion decoction. This discourse will give directions on brewing a delicious and superior cup of tea. Before you get your kettle brewing, here are a few suggestions to keep in mind:

*Ideally, use spring, distilled or filtered water - your tap water is treated with various chemicals, which will introduce foreign odors and tastes to your herbal tea.
*If possible, brew your Herbal Tea in a ceramic, glass, copper or stainless steel container - most metal containers will leach into your tea.
*If you use a tea ball or tea infuser, be sure to fill it only halfway up to leave room for the Herbs to expand as they steep.
*Most healing herbal teas have a slight bitter taste. You can make yours a little more palatable by adding aromatic Herbs such as Ginger and Licorice. You could also add honey, sugar, lemon juice, or Stevia.

As a result of particular milling methods that each of the Abundance Herbs, Certified Organic Herbal Teas are created from, are all prepared by infusion.


How to Brew an Infusion

A herbal infusion is the simplest and easiest way to prepare a herbal tea. It is the preferred method for brewing tea from the most parts of Herbs - the leaves, flowers stems, ground root and some seeds.

Directions

The traditional infusion calls for 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herb for each cup of water. If you use fresh herb instead of dry, simply double the amount of herb.
Bring 1 cup of water to a near boil. Pour the water over 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb. Cover and let steep for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on your desired strength. Strain and serve up the perfect cup of tea for your and your friends drinking pleasure.

Enjoy!