Herbal tea is a beverage made from steeping herbs, spices, fruits, flowers, or other plant materials in hot water. Unlike traditional tea, which is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, herbal tea is made from a variety of plants and does not contain caffeine.
Overall, herbal tea is a refreshing and flavorful beverage that can be enjoyed for its taste and potential health benefits. It is often consumed as a caffeine-free alternative to traditional tea or coffee.
Herbal teas come in a wide variety of flavors and can be consumed for their taste as well as for their potential health benefits. Some popular types of herbal tea include chamomile, peppermint, lavender, ginger, hibiscus, and rose petals.
Many herbs and plants used in herbal tea have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes, and some scientific studies suggest that they may offer health benefits such as reducing inflammation, improving digestion, and boosting the immune system.
Making your own herbal tea blend can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here's a guide to get you started:
Choose the herbs you want to use in your tea blend. You can use a single herb or a combination of herbs.
Measure out the desired quantity of each herb. A good rule of thumb is to use around 1-2 teaspoons of herbs per cup of tea.
Mix the herbs together in a bowl or jar. If you're using dried fruit pieces or spices, add them at this stage.
Store your tea blend in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight or moisture. You can use a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, or a resealable plastic bag.
To make the tea, bring water to a boil and pour it over 1-2 teaspoons of the tea blend. Let it steep for 4-5 minutes, depending on the herbs used and your personal taste.
Strain the tea and enjoy it hot or cold. You can add honey or lemon to taste, if desired.
Shop our house blended herbal teas that we serve at our teahouse. Enjoy them or be inspired to create your own!