The procedure for making health herbal tea infusion is as follows:
1.) In a porcelain or glass teapot, put about 1 teaspoon of a dried herb mixture for each cup of tea you will use.
2.) Add a cup of boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes with the lid on. Health herbal tea infusions may be drunk hot or cold. From a therapeutic standpoint, it is best to drink an infusion while it's hot. They can be sweetened to taste if desired.
Tea bags can be made by filling small muslin bags with herb mixtures. If you plan to make large quantities of a health herbal tea infusion, use one ounce of herbal mixture for every sixteen ounces of water. It's best to consume an infusion soon after it is made.
If you want to store your infusion for a longer period of time, pour into a tightly sealed thermos and store in the refrigerator. If there are any signs of fermentation or spoilage, discard and make a fresh infusion. That's all there is to it! Herbal tea remedies are a simple and effective way to use herbal tea benefits for virtually any health condition.
- Infusions are best for non-woody herbs such as leaves, flowers, and stems. If an infusion is to be made with harder herbs such as berries, roots, bark or seeds, it's best to use them in powdered form. A decoction is the best option for these herbs and the most useful of herbal tea benefits. (see below)