How to Make Your Own Herbal Tea Mixes at Home

How to Make Your Own Herbal Tea

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Do you love herbal tea, but hate forking out the excess price for it at the grocery store? Learn how to make your own, delicious and relaxing tea, with this easy to follow tutorial!

I’ve had a terrible head cold this past week. My daughter brought it home from the local petri-dish (aka school). But, the benefit is that I’ve been drinking a lot of herbal tea. It’s one of my favorite ways to comfort myself when I’m sick. Not only does the warm steam feel good against my raw nose, it also helps to soothe my throat – which is reason enough to drink it, right? Since I have tea on the brain, I thought it would be a great time to share with you how to make your own herbal tea! Although, just so you know (if you didn’t already) – what we call herbal tea – is actually a decoction or infusion of herbs, dried fruits and/or other dried plants. Basically, this means to soak the herbs and dried fruits or plants in hot water to get the good stuff out. A “real” tea will always contain actual “tea” – like black tea, green tea, white tea, etc. Anyway… It’s really very simple to make your own herbal tea and it’s so much cheaper than anything you can find at the store. Plus, when you mix your own, you can make sure that the herbs, fruits and or other add-ins are 100% natural and organic. And of course, you can make any flavor that you like! So, let’s make some tea, shall we?

How to Make Your Own Herbal Tea

Yield: 1 cup

Basic Herbal Tea Recipe

Basic Herbal Tea Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Steep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces water
  • 1 tablespoon dried herbs, of your choosing

Instructions

  1. Boil water in a small sauce pot.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of your favorite dried herb mixture into a tea strainer.
  3. Place the strainer in your favorite mug and pour the hot water over the herbs. Cover with a lid or napkin.
  4. Allow the tea to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Sit down, relax and enjoy your tea.

Now, that you’ve got the basic recipe down, let’s talk about some of the yummy herbs, spices & dried fruits you can use for making your own herbal tea!

Herbs

  • Chamomile
  • Peppermint
  • Red Clover
  • Nettle
  • Dandelion
  • Marshmallow

Spices

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Fennel

Dried Fruits

  • Apples
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Lemon
  • Orange
This is definitely NOT a complete list! Just about any herb, spice or dried fruit can be turned into herbal tea. So, play! Mix up a bunch of different flavors and figure what kind you like best. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make your herbal tea!
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Need a few recipes to help you get started? Check out Hot Herbal Tea Mix Recipes that You Can Make at Home for 4 easy to make tea recipes that you can drink any day of the year!


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