More correctly known as tisanes, herbal teas are delcious and often healthy drinks that are easy to make at home. Explore recipes for herbal teas like chamomile, sage, ginger and mint with this guide to making herbal tea.
Fresh mint is so easy to grow that, once you start, you'll probably have a hard time using all of it. This easy recipe for caffeine-free mint tea is a great way to use up your fresh mint leaves. It can be served hot or over ice, and it is a naturally reviving drink during extreme weather. There are many health benefits associated with mint, including digestive benefits, elimination of toxins and cleansing the blood.
lavender and lemony, smooth verbena make a relaxing herbal tea blend. Store the dry leaves until you are in need of some down time, then steep with boiling water for five minutes, or to taste.
fennel seeds and lemon balm in this unusual twist on mint herbal infusions. Try this herbal tea recipe to soothe the mind and body.
lemongrass) and fresh topical fruits (papaya, pineapple, mango) make this herbal infusion perfect for summertime. For the best flavor, allow it to steep overnight in the fridge.
anise herbal infusion. It is a simple brew of anise seeds and honey, and it has a bold licorice flavor.
This recipe from The Jasmine Pearl in Portland, Oregon, explains how to make a cold-infused herbal beverage in the fridge. As a basic guide to cold-brewed herbal infusions, it can be used for many herbs, including leaf-based infusions (such as lemon balm, mint, lemongrass and lemon verbena), flower tisanes (such as rose, chamomile, hibiscus and lavender), bark tisanes (such as cinnamon, slippery elm and black cherry bark), root tisanes (such as ginger, echinacea and chicory), fruit / berry tisanes (such as raspberry, blueberry, peach and apple) and seed / spice tisanes (such as cardamom, caraway and fennel).