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How to Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blends

how to make your own herbal tea

DIY herbal tea blends can be an exciting and creative way to experiment with herbs and medicinal plants while finding something perfectly tailored to your personal taste. Plus, homemade tea is more cost-effective and healthier than commercially packaged versions! Plus it can be an easy and rewarding process.

There are various herbs and medicinal plants that can be used to create herbal tea, and crafting custom blends in your own home is a straightforward process that’s quick and easy. Herbal tea can help aid digestion, support immunity or simply serve as a relaxing drink – make your own custom herbal blends now and reap all their benefits!

Herbal tea can be prepared from dried or fresh herb leaves and flowers, with numerous recipes designed to meet individual preferences and needs. Some varieties can be very straightforward; simply consisting of one or two ingredients; while others can include multiple medicinal properties.

Before beginning to craft your own herbal tea blend, first consider what purpose or intention of your tea you wish to create and select 2-4 supportive herbs in order to reach this goal. Finally add aroma or flavoring herbs as desired (chamomile and lavender are soothing for relaxing the body while thyme and ginger help support immunity).

Typically, it is ideal to pair similar plant parts when creating an herbal tea blend, as this will expedite processing time and maximize constituent extraction. However, sometimes delicate and hardy plant parts must coexist; that is perfectly acceptable.

When creating a herbal tea blend, it is crucial that the appropriate amounts of each herb be used so as to achieve both strength and deliciousness. Too much of any one herb could make the tea bitter; too little strength would not suffice. Therefore, using a kitchen scale is ideal to ensure each cup of herbal tea tastes equally.

To brew herbal tea, place dried or fresh herb leaves and flowers into a teapot or an infuser, set it on the stove, fill it with hot water, cover and steep for several minutes – then strain. Store your herbal tea in an airtight container to avoid spoilage; for added variety try making iced herbal tea by placing leaves into a glass jar covered with lid for cooling purposes and sweetening with honey as desired if desired – also making larger batches by adding additional herbs and spices into that same jar then sealing it shut.