Preparing An Herbal Infusion

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Generally speaking, preparing an herbal infusion consists of a specific amount of dried herb (dried works best) that is brewed and allowed to steep. An herbal infusion starts with gathering the dried herbs necessary such as the leaves, flowers, fruits, roots or bark. About one ounce of dried herb is placed in a container filled with boiling water and allowed to steep. Aluminum and glass containers are not recommended due to metal contamination and the possibility of glass breakage.

A proper quantity of tea (usually a cup) can be consumed immediately after preparing the herbal infusion and  straining. The remainder should be cooled and refrigerated to reduce spoilage and extend it’s shelf-life. Simply reheat to enjoy the tea at a future date but do not use the microwave.

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