Although the Chinese have a long history steeped in tea, both the medicinal and traditional use of herbal teas can be seen in many cultures across the world.
Their many benefits include healing, soothing, and aiding in relaxation. That's why it's crucial to follow the correct steps when brewing herbal tea to maximize these attributes.
Follow this step-by-step recipe
Herbal teas taste great when brewed in spring water; however, fresh tap water can also be used. Bring the water to a boil, either in a kettle or on the stovetop. The optimum water temperature for herbal tea is 212 F.
Preheat your mug by adding hot water and tipping it out. Next, add 5 – 10 grams ( one to two heaped teaspoons) of tea leaves to your mug. If the leaves are large and fluffy, you made need to add more to increase the flavor.
Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Next, cover your mug with a saucer or recycled jam jar lid. They are the perfect size to cover a mug and retain heat. Use a tea towel to lift your makeshift lid off as it may be hot to touch.
Herbal teas take the relaxed route when steeping and prefer a longer time to brew. Allow the tea to steep for a minimum of five minutes before drinking.
When the tea has steeped, strain it by placing a tea strainer over your mug and pouring it through into a fresh cup.