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My Favorite Herbal Tea Infusions

  • Author: Bianca
  • Category: tea
  • Method: boiled water, French press

Description

Four herbal infusions to support the body: women support, immune boosting, stress relieving and beauty boosting. They are mineral-rich, full with vitamins that support our health.


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Ingredients

The Herbal Beauty Infusion

2 part nettle leaf
2 part raspberry leaf
1 part goji berries (optional)

The Herbal Immune Boosting Infusion

2 part echinacea purpurea
a few slices fresh ginger
a few drops lemon juice

The Herbal Stress Relief Infusion

2 part oat straw
2 part nettle leaf

Or 1 part hibiscus
with fresh lemon juice to taste

The Herbal Women Support Infusion

2 part raspberry leaf
2 part nettle leaf


Instructions

For example for The Herbal Beauty Infusion, for about  10-ounce cup (300 ml), add 4 tablespoons of nettle leaf, 4 tablespoons of raspberry leaf, and 2 tablespoons of goji berries.

Simply adjust these measurements for a stronger brew or a larger/smaller serving. For a stronger brew I use the same measurements but then for 8 ounces. Bring water to a boil and pour over the herbs in the jar.

 I always use a French coffee press for this, since this makes the process extremely easy and effective.

Cover the jar with a lid and let steep for a few hours or overnight. Slowly push the lid of the French press down to strain the herbs and serve.

You can safely enjoy 2-3 cups a day.

Drink before the day is over and make a new one for the next morning.

Tip
Once you finished the jar you will be left with a French press with herbs on the bottom of the jar. I simply add more boiling water and enjoy a diluted herbal infusion, more like a tea. As such, nothing is wasted and you are sure to get all the nourishment from the herbs.

 


Notes

The infusion will (of course) be cold once it has been steeping for several hours. I don’t mind drinking room temperature tea, but if you prefer a warm drink add a little splash of boiling water to your cup before serving or reheat it on the stove so that your tea is hot.

If you have a celiac or severe gluten intolerance, please take caution with oat straw as there is the possibility of gluten contamination.

If you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant, please check with your physician if you can use any of these herbs.

Keywords: herbal, tea, infusion,

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