Herbal Infusions – Part 1: Make Your Own Herbal Tea

If you are growing any mint in your garden you are probably looking for ways to use it. Mint is a rapid grower and take over a garden pretty quick. One great use for mint is to make tea also known as an herbal infusion.

Learn how to make herbal tea from herbs in your backyard by making an herbal infusion.

 

 An herbal infusion is a method of extracting flavor and nutrients from plant material. Herbal tea is a water based infusion. In part 2 I will talk about oil and vinegar based infusions. Herbal teas are great tasting, good for your health and couldn’t be easier to make.Here’s how:

Learn how to make herbal tea from herbs in your backyard.

How to Make an Herbal Infusion – Herbal Tea

1 c. fresh flowers or leaves (well washed and dried) or ½ c dried (adjust as you like)

Place them in a quart jar.

Boil water and add it to the plant material. Cover with a lid.

Let steep for about an hour (adjust as you like – the longer the stronger – even overnight )

Strain and drink right away or place in the refrigerator to avoid spoilage. Keeps for up to 3 days.

Safety note:  Sanitize your jars first by running them through the dishwasher.

 

Suggested Herbs

Mints – apple, peppermint, pineapple, orange, chocolate

Lemon – lemon balm, lemon verbena, lemon basil

Licorice – anise hyssop

Floral – lavender, rose petals, peony petals

Learn how to make herbal tea from herbs in your backyard.

 

 

 

 

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Great idea Patti. I make sun tea all the time. Now I will add in the herbs you suggest. Pinning!

  2. Thanks for sharing how to make herbal tea. We are cultivating our end of Summer herbs and looking for different ways to use them. Definitely going to make this tea…

  3. This is great and I’ve often gone this route when I am making red raspberry or clover infusion. I used to make it in a big pot first, but I have found the mason jar cut out a little work. Since my leaves are smaller, I’m wondering if you have any ideas on how to contain them so straining them is easier.

    so glad to have found you on Find Your Voice Friday.

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