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August 30, 2012 / Herbal Healer Academy

Herbal Healer Academy: Making Herbal Tea

People have benefited from herbal teas for centuries. Herbal tea is the easiest and most effective way to take advantage of tea from a backyard herb garden or from a natural foods store.

To make a simple herbal tea, place about one tablespoon of dry or fresh tea leaves per cup in a glass or ceramic teapot. Avoid aluminum, which is a soft metal that affects the flavor and quality of the tea. Bring a kettle of water to a boil, and then pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Place a lid on the pot and allow the tea to steep for about 20 minutes or until it reaches the desired strength. Pour the tea through a strainer to remove the tea leaves, and the tea is ready to drink.

Herbal tea is also delicious cold. Mint tea is especially refreshing when it’s thoroughly chilled. As an added touch, put a few sprigs of fresh mint in an ice cube tray, fill the tray with water, and freeze. Drop a mint-leaf ice cube into a glass of chilled mint tea.

Herbal Healer Academy provides a comprehensive range of herbs and herb blends for tea, including single teabags and herbal teas in bulk, as well as mesh balls and unbleached filters. The Academy, owned by master herbalist Marijah McCain, carries an extensive inventory of supplies for nutritional healing and naturopathic medicine.

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