Herbal tea can be dated all the way back to the 3rd century AD. Meaning that the use and culture of tea has been around for thousands of years. People found the benefits and appeal to tea very quickly and it still stands to be a popular drink many centuries later. Tea is a great home remedy for stuffy sinuses, mild cold symptoms, and even a rainy day!
Serenity Botanicals How to prepare loose leaf tea
Most teas only require a short period of time to steep. One to three minutes will yield a nice flavor. Longer than that and you may end up with a bitter flavor. Herbal teas, however, can be steeped longer and I usually steep them for at least five minutes.
12 oz. hot filtered water
1 tablespoon loose leaf tea
straining device – Try our mesh tea ball
Place loose leaf tea in your tea strainer of choice, then put it in your favorite mug. Boil water in your tea kettle (remove right before it boils for green and white tea), then remove from heat. Pour over the tea and let steep for 1-3 minutes.
Serve plain or add a little natural sweetener like raw honey and/or a touch of cream.