I recently came across an interesting character, Susan Weed – she’s a four time best-selling author and has been teaching herbal medicine for longer than I’ve been on the planet! She has a wealth of knowledge and I was recently listening to her talk about the way we brew our herbal teas. We know that herbs have incredible healing and health promoting benefits – but according to her, the two or three minutes that we let it steep, just isn’t enough to really extract those benefits. She recommend at least eight hours to get the full potential.
So at night, I started steeping my tea in a glass jar. In the morning, I drink it as a cold tea, I actually prefer it as is, but if you wanted, you could add a little honey to sweeten. It makes for a really refreshing drink and according to her, a much healthier one too! PS – if you make green shakes, I’ve used my tea as the water base, and it works great! Abundant earth do a berry blush tea which is full of antioxidants and has a great flavour too!
Susan Weed is definitely a character, but full of interesting information – if you are interested in the world of herbs, check her out! And if you have any questions, don’t forget we have a clinical herbalist from Abundant Earth, consulting right here on Little Green Dot – so ask away!
Happy brewing, and don’t forget – we’re all in this together! Militza