Herbal tea basics
When you grow a tea garden, the possibilities are endless. You can experiment with different combinations of herbs to make pure herbal blends, or mix them with your favourite black, green or white tea for added flavour. Before you get started, here are the basics of herbal tea making:
– Always clean your herbs before steeping or drying
– Keep your teapots and cups covered during brewing to hold in the steam and herb oils (that’s where all the goodness is!)
– The best time to harvest herbs is early in the morning after dew has dried, but before the sun is at its peak
– Consult your doctor before drinking new herbal teas. Some teas can be dangerous for pregnant women (including chamomile, bergamot and borage, for example) and some may react with other medications and treatments.