Sip to your health with our specialty organic herbal teas and supplies.
Those who know the pleasures of herbal tea will love our menu of high-quality organic teas made from leaves, flowers, roots, seeds and bark. And with many choices of Libre Tea glasses, you can throw together a delicious herbal tea blend in minutes with no mess or extra dishes.
To make tea from leaves: Measure 1 tablespoon of leaves for every cup of boiling water. For example, place 4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup) of dried leaves into a quart jar and cover with hot/boiling water. Let steep for approximately 20 minutes and strain. Next, add your choice of sweeteners, essential oils or extracts. For example, vanilla or almond extract added to tea infused with lavender flowers is delicious. Orange oil, orange peel, nettle leaf or peppermint oil can be added to a number of different herbal teas.
For a stronger tea, double the amount of leaves. Don’t be afraid to mix herbs to make combination teas. For example: Peppermint lemon balm goes well with other more "green tasting" herbal teas. Nettle leaf makes a dark and strong-tasting tea, which you can lighten with alfalfa leaf, oat straw and raspberry leaves. A favorite smooth and relaxing blend is Chamomile flowers and Catnip leaf and flowers.To make tea from roots, seeds and inner bark: As a general rule, use 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) of chopped, dried root, seeds or bark with 1 ½ quarts of water. You may want to soak the roots for a few hours prior to heating. After soaking, you may want to "wiz" the softened seeds or roots in a blender for a stronger tea with more of the herbal properties you want. Next, turn on the heat under the pan and bring to a boil. Once the tea is hot enough to boil, turn down to a light simmer for 20 minutes. Strain. (you should have about 1 quart of tea after straining).