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
- 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
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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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.