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!
Drinking herbal tea is one of my favorite ways to comfort myself whether I’m sick, tired, stressed out or even just because I want a cup of tea. Not only does the warm steam feel good on a chilly, fall or winter day, but herbal teas have so many health benefits, too! Which is reason enough to drink it, right?
Since fall is in the air and the weather is cooling down, 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 dried roots. 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.
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
- 8 ounces water
- 1 tablespoon dried herbs, of your choosing
- Boil water in a small sauce pot.
- Place 1 tablespoon of your favorite dried herb mixture into a tea strainer.
- Place the strainer in your favorite mug and pour the hot water over the herbs. Cover with a lid or napkin.
- Allow the tea to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
- 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!
- Red Clover
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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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.