Great Taste & Healthy Benefits
There has been an abundance of research recently into the benefits of routinely drinking herbal teas. Herbal teas, as they do not come from the Camellia Sinensis plant are not true teas, strictly speaking; rather they are tisanes or infusions. Often these beverages are prepared using the same methods as preparing tea: brewing and steeping in hot water until the flavors infuse into the water resulting in the tea.
Typically, the tea is placed in an infuser, using about 1 teaspoon per 6 oz. serving and covered with boiling water. The tea is allowed too steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on taste- longer steeping times obviously resulting in a stronger flavor.
Instead, tisanes are made from carefully planned and measured mixtures of plant parts.
An herbal infusion may contain select dried leaves, pieces of ripe fruit, flowers, grasses, nuts, barks, seeds or other plant bits that give them their flavor, aroma and contribute to an array of traditional and researched-based herbal tea benefits.
Here are some of the suggested herbal tea benefits when consumed on a daily basis: Usually it is recommended that to achieve maximum benefits three to five cups or mugs of tea should be consumed every day.
There are literally countless combinations of herbal blends to choose from. They can be found in the grocery store, specialty tea stores, or online. In addition to having health benefits often just the acct of drinking them and taking a few moments for ones’ self and sanity is helpful and enjoyable.
Herbal teas, are usually safe for everyone to consume. To be safe, research the ingredients, familiarize yourself with the properties of the components. If you are taking any other herbs, supplements, or medicines, consider asking your doctor about the tea you plan on drinking or consult with a trained herbalist to make sure there will be no unexpected or dangerous interactions.