How Do You Brew and Prepare the Tea?
Brewing tea is easy. Its like anything else, the more you do it, the easier it gets. In general, brewing our tea is very forgiving; meaning its very hard to mess it up. Below is a general outline. Please do not feel like it needs to be followed exactly. Its just one way of brewing tea.
1. Bring water to boil in a pot. 2. Remove pot from heat. 3. Add tea to water. 4. Let steep for a minimum of 5 minutes (10 plus is preferred) stirring water and tea occasionally. 5. Strain Tea grounds, drink and enjoy!
Leftover brewed tea can be put into the refrigerator to enjoy iced for several days thereafter. Also, if desired, tea grounds can be brewed a second time to extract full medicinal plant value from the dried herbs. You can brew them a second time immediately thereafter, or store them in the fridge until desired.
Our Teas can be prepared light and weak, or dark and strong. It is similar to making coffee in that way. It really depends on your preference, lifestyle and body composition. Generally, the stronger the brew, the more flavorful, medicinal and potentially detoxifying each sip will be. However, each tea blend and style is different. For example, the Tulsi Mint Blend
is comprised of much lighter medicinal herbs than say the Energy or Wellness Blends
; as the Yacon in the Energy Blend and the Noni Leaf
in both the Energy and Wellness Blends
provide for some more potent medicine. TheTulsi Mint
also has awesome flavor light or dark, hot or iced; where as the Tranquility Blend
is to be experienced light at first, and then stronger once you have an appreciation for the experience. If you do brew the tea too dark for your liking, you can always water it down and then make iced tea with the extras, or just drink the brewed tea over a longer period of time. All of the teas taste great hot or iced. That being said, here is a recommended dosage to get started: 1 Teaspoon of dried herbs makes 1 Cup of tea 1 Tablespoon of dried herbs makes 1 quart 1/3 to 1/2 cup of dried herbs makes 2/3 to 1 gallon