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How To Easily Brew Herbs At Home For Tea
It is no secret that herbs have great medicinal properties and health benefits. It can be overwhelming for someone who is unfamiliar with these different herbs and how they work. I suggest starting small and using the most popular and common used herbs. They will yield some amazing benefits and will be readily available. I suggest using this as a reference before you purchase anything … PureLifeHerbs . It is a list of over 80 herbs and their uses. I even have this website bookmarked so I can easily pull it up on my phone when I go into the natural food store.
Since there are so many herbal teas available out there in bag form, why would we want to brew our own? Well, the reason I started is simple. Cost. Our natural food store has everything in bulk. I can buy as much or as little as I want buy the pound and since something like dried peppermint leaves are so light, it is very inexpensive. Ultimately my own tea comes out to something like 5¢ a cup. The last box of herbal tea I purchased was $4.99 with 12 bags, about 41¢ a cup.
The most common benefits of herbal teas are relaxation, blood circulation, weight loss and to rid pain. There are hundreds of different benefits to drinking certain herbal teas More Benefits Of Herbal Teas .
You can keep it basic or get creative. A great basic tea is just pure peppermint. Let a tablespoon of dried leaves steep in boiling water for a few minutes and enjoy. It is delicious and will settle an upset stomach, help with heartburn, headaches, stress and anxiety and even weight loss by speeding up your metabolism.
This homemade recipe for herbal tea that I created is in between. I used the following:
The process is so simple! Make it in large batches so you can simply pour a cup and drink any time you want. Enjoy this tea hot or cold! You can blend it with fruit to make a smoothie even.
What you need:
4 Green Tea Bags ( use the inexpensive kind, about $1 a box of 24)
2 Tablespoons of Dried Alfalfa and Dried Peppermint
1 Tablespoon of Dried Lemongrass
1 Teaspoon of Dried Ginger Root
1 Cinnamon Stick
Just a few grates of the nutmeg
Half of a Vanilla Bean
64 Ounces of Hot Water
Very large Bowl
2 32oz. Canning jars or large pitcher
What to do:
Put all the herbs and spices into the large bowl and cover with the 64oz of hot water. Mix well
Microwave on High for 3 Minutes. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. If you want to boil water instead of microwaving that works too, I just did not want to keep filling our kettle. It would take forever, I was in a rush.
Carefully pour the tea from the bowl into a small strainer over your jars. Refrigerate. Serve hot or cold.
Tip* use honey to sweeten