Saturday, September 29, 2012
Herbal Tea Making
What's beautiful, tactile, fragrant, comforting, and healthful? Handmade herbal mixes. Today I mixed up a combination I've wanted to try for a long time. It's more for medicinal than flavor purposes. As I study herbalism, I tend toward ingredients that are time-honored medicinals, very safe, and mild.
Most infusions, made by pouring boiling water over the right amount of herbs, are best steeped in a non-reactive container such as enamel or glass. I found just the right container one day for less than a dollar at a local thrift store...a Corning Ware enamel pot for percolating coffee right on the burner (non-electric). It had a couple pieces missing, but the pot and top were in perfect condition so now it's my faithful mixed herb tea maker...it will hold around a quart of water in addition to the loose herbs, which is usually just right.
For a peek at the tea blend I made this time, good for such a range of health benefits, you can hop over to my herb blog at HerbinLiving...
I can't wait to make these from my own garden herbs some day...presently I'm ordering from herb suppliers. What's up in your teapot these days?