Leave the Tea to Me

Modern Pioneer - - Herbs -

To make a tea, choose one of two meth­ods with se­lec­tion de­pend­ing on the plant part uti­lized. For a weak tea, steep for a min­i­mum amount of time; for stronger tea, steep as long as pos­si­ble. The amount of ma­te­rial needed varies, but it’s not an ex­act science. About 1-2 ta­ble­spoons of fresh herbs or a ½ ta­ble­spoon dried is usu­ally suf­fi­cient for adults.

IN­FU­SION: Leaves, stems and flow­ers Bring wa­ter to a boil and pour over crum­bled, dried ma­te­rial or finely chopped fresh ma­te­rial. Cover and steep 15 min­utes or longer. Strain, if de­sired.

DECOCTION: Roots, bark and some seeds Finely chop ma­te­rial and add to a saucepan. Cover with cold wa­ter. Heat to a boil, then sim­mer up to 15 min­utes. Strain, if de­sired.

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