Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 2 Mins Cook Time: 2 Hr Total Time: 2 Hr 2 Mins
Making any type of herbal tea with the flowers or leaves of a plant is quite easy. There are two ways mentioned here: hot-water brew, using dry herbs, and sun brew, using fresh herbs.
- Hot water brew: put the dry herb inside a heat-proof pitcher or teapot and pour boiling water over it. The ratio of herb to water is 1 Tablespoon of dry herb to 8 ounces of water. Allow the herb to steep for about four minutes. If you have a transparent teapot, watch to see when the leaves of the herb begin to fall and sink to the bottom of the pot. This indicates your tea is properly brewed. Wait longer for a stronger brew if you like. Pour tea through a strainer and enjoy hot, or chill to serve. Note: If you are using old herbs or low quality herbs you will need more dried herb per 8 oz to make strong enough tea.
- Sun Tea: Use 1 Tablespoon of fresh herbs for every 8 ounces of cool water. Combine cool water and herbs in a transparent glass jar and set in the sun for about two hours. Strain and enjoy as ice tea.