24 Jul The Art of Brewing Tea
The art of brewing tea is a mindful and healing self-care practice. Finding the right flavor potency for you starts with experimenting to find how much tea achieves the desired flavor for your palette. We recommend starting with ½ tbsp per 8 oz of water. Allow your tisane to steep in boiling hot water (212 degrees) for 7 minutes. From here, it’s up to you! The longer you let the herbs steep, the stronger the flavor.
Try it and see if the flavor is where you like it. You can then let it steep longer, or next time add more herbs, or any combination of the two. For some blends with more tender herbs such as Sleep Herbal Tea, you may want ½ tbsp steeped for up to 15 minutes. For others that contain herbs such as green tea leaves, including Energy Herbal Tea, you may want to steep ½ tbsp for only 5 minutes.
Don’t forget, once you finish your first cup you can pour more hot water over the same herbs, infusing it up to 3 times. Each infusion will provide a different flavor profile, as less oils are extracted. As a general rule, is the more roots, berries and other “hard” herbs you have in your blend the longer you want to steep it, to make sure the hot water can penetrate to release the oils. For example, try steeping Inflame Herbal Tea longer to achieve a more potent, broth-like flavor.
These guidelines are just starting points for you to explore the art of brewing tea. May your tisane journey be healthful, flavorful, and full of joy!