How to Prepare Herbal Tea

By the Mug

You need:

  • Tea bag or cup infuser
  • Mug or tea cup
  • 2 tablespoons dried herb 
  • Boiling water
  • Honey, Stevia, sweetener, lemon juice or milk (optional) -  to taste

To Prepare:

  1. Start water to boil.
  2. Put herb in tea bag
  3. Pour boiling water in tea cup
  4. Put in tea bag
  5. Let steep 5 minutes 
  6. Take out tea bag 
  7. Sweeten to taste (optional)

By the Quart

You need:

One of the three following:

  •      Mason Jar Method:1 quart jar w/ lid + tea bag
  •      Infuser Teapot Method: 6 cup teapot w/ infuser
  •      French Press Method: 1 quart French Press


  • Heaping 1/2 cup dried herb 
  • Boiling water
  • Sweetener, lemon juice or milk (optional).

To Prepare:

  1. Bring to boil a little more than a quart of water. 
  2. Put dried herb in tea bag, infuser or French Press.
  3. When water is boiling, pour water in jar, teapot or press to near top (If using tea bag, put in tea bag with string hanging out).
  4. Put on lid. 
  5. Steep: 20 minutes if using jar or teapot or 15 minutes if using French Press or if herb is free-floating
  6. After steeping, remove tea bag or infuser - With French Press, push down herb to bottom of press and pour tea out.
  7. Add sweetener or additions to taste. 
  8. STIR & ENJOY!

By the Gallon

You need:

  • 2 - 6 x 8 Tea bags
  • 2 ounces dried herb
  • 1 gallon Boiling water
  • 1 gallon Pitcher
  • Fine strainer
  • Enamel Pot with lid - that will contain over a gallon of liquid
  • Sweetener, lemon juice or milk (optional) -  to taste

To Prepare:

  1. Start 1 gallon of water to boil in a covered enamel pot. 
  2. Put 1 oz. of herb in each of the 2 tea bags
  3. Once the water is boiling, pull pot off of stove. 
  4. Put filled tea bags in water and stir just to get saturated in water. 
  5. Replace lid and let steep 1 hour 20 minutes.
  6. After steeping, strain tea into pitcher  
  7. Add Sweetener, if desired. 
  8. STIR & ENJOY!



If you want more flavor, add more herb, not more time.



Our preferred amount of honey for:

1 qt. is 3 tbsp.

1 gal. is 3/4 c. 


Whole Dried Stevia: 

Whole dried Stevia is added to the dried herb and is steeped with the herbs. Our preferred amount of Stevia for: 

  • 1 c. is 1 tsp.
  • 1 qt. is 4 tsps.  
  • 1 gal. is 5 tbsp.


Making Iced Herbal Tea

To Prepare:

  1. Prepare tea as normal. 
  2. Let tea cool and put in refrigerator. Tea will keep good for several days.
  3. Great served over ice. 



Cool quickly by putting in closed stainless steel canisters, close tightly and dowse in cold water for 10 to 15 minutes, then put in gallon pitcher or jug and refrigerate.