Teas, Tisanes and Infusions

Teas and Infusions are basically the same thing; boiling water is added to a small portion of dried herb or fresh leaf or flower of a healing plant and allowed to infuse for 10-30 minutes. Then strained, after which the liquid infusion or tea can be drunk hot or cold. The ingredient ratios vary according to remedy but usually the average would be a teaspoon to a cup. Teas are usually infused for less time.

Tisanes are the mild middle of both tea and infusion; they are not as strong or infused as long; the teabag herbal teas would be tisanes, less of a brew than tealeaf but no less healing.

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