Subject: Re: What's your experience level with herbs?
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 07:37:05 -0500
> I have become interested in putting together herbal tea recipes ( mainly for taste not medicinal).
Although herbal tea recipes are delicious they are all medicinal in one way or another.
A great wake up herb tea in the mornings is a mixture of mint, sage, and rosemary if you really want to get going on a cold winter morning add a small pinch of cayenne.
Boil your water and remove from heat, and add your leaves and cover the pot, let steep for at least 15 minutes.
For an evening tea use lemon balm, star anise, and a clove. To cold water add the anise and clove, boil for 10 minutes with the pot covered. Remove from the heat and add the lemon balm cover and let steep another 15 minutes, strain, and add honey to taste.
When making herbal teas, use 1 tsp of dried herb or two tsp of fresh herb per cup (8 os) of water. Never boil leaves steep them and always with one or two exceptions boil roots, nuts and barks. Also never use copper, or aluminum.
Culinary herb FAQ: http://www.henriettesherbal.com/faqs/culi-4-8-drinks.html