How to Make Loose Leaf Tea

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Tea vs. Herbal Infusions

To note, herbal teas are actually herbal infusions. Tea is specially from the plant Camellia sinensis and there are a few varieties of this. That includes black, dark, white, green, yellow & oolong 🍵. Everything else is herbal or plant-based goodness🌱! Yet people generally call it all tea. So here are easy tips:

Tips for Brewing Tea

✅ Get an infuser aka strainer that can sit in the cup and put about 2 tsps (or large pinches) of herbs per 8oz water

✅ Boil the water & pour over the strainer. Some teas do better with different temps - for example, Black Tea and Oolong you’ll want to be more at 200-210 degrees Fahrenheit whereas White Tea and Green Tea you’ll want closer to 175-185 degrees Fahrenheit. Yet if you’re unsure of the temp, a general boil is great to start

✅ Cover it! This is important because it keeps the essential oils in while you wait

✅ Steep for 7-10min. The longer infusion will be richer in flavor and more time to get the medicinal benefits

✅ Remove the lid & enjoy 🍵

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