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How to Cook Herbal Tea

Your goal is to extract maximum about of the therapeutic constituents of the herbs into a proper amount of water for consumption.

Choose cookware

A special glazed clay herb teapot is a traditional utensil, but any ceramic, glass or stainless steel pot works fine. Avoid aluminum or cast iron container as the herbs can react with these metals altering the therapeutic quality of your herbs.

Add water and tea bag

Place one herbal tea bag in the teapot, then add about one and a half cup of water (purified water or tap water) in room temperature.

Boil and Simmer

Bring the water to a rolling boil. Then, immediately turn down the heat to a low simmer. Cook for about 10 – 15 minutes until one cup of liquid remains.

Drink the Tea

Remove the tea bag with a spoon or a metal strainer and discard it. One cup of warm tea is to be taken twice a day (usually morning and evening). Try to drink the tea 1-2 hours before eating to allow for maximum absorption. If you are taking medication, drink the tea at least 1 hour before or after ingesting your medication to reduce the risk of interactions.

The taste of Chinese herbal teas can be quite unpleasant, but most peoples usually get used to it quickly. If necessary, the tea can be watered down, warmed up or cooled to room temperature to drink. Sweeter such as honey or sugar can be also be added into the tea.

 

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