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How to Make Herbal Tea Without Bags

How to make herbal tea without using tea bags

The following are instructions for making an individual cup of herbal tea without using tea bags.

  1. Fill a cup, that is able to be placed in a microwave, with water and add your herbal tea blend. Do not stir.
  2. Make sure the water level is 1″ below the rim of the cup and heat it in the microwave on high for one to two minutes ( depending on the microwave ). This should bring it to a full boil. Keep an eye on the cup. Different herbal tea mixtures can effect how the water boils.
  3. Carefully remove the cup and and slowly stir the water. If you would like you can add a little more water so you have a full cup.
  4. In a short period of time ( about the time it takes for the water to cool down enough to drink ) the herbs will have settled at the bottom of the cup.
  5. If there are any left on top, slowing stir the top of the water. In most cases it will sink to the bottom of the cup.
  6. Slowly sip the tea tilting the cup just enough to be able to reach the tea.
  7. Almost all of the herbs will remain on the bottom of the cup.
  8. If you would like to, when you reach the bottom of the cup, you can take a spoon and compress the herbs in the cup to release the remaining water.

For some medical tea blends or herbs, boiling the tea in water for a significant period of time or letting the herbs soak in water for a day or more is recommended.

We have been following these instructions and are surprised at how well it works. It takes a little practice but eventually you are able to drink the tea and not sip up any of the blend. And you do not need to worry about tea bags. The amount of herbal tea you would use per cup may vary based on the type of herbs.

For most of our blends we have found that a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of herbal tea blend for every 1 cup of water works best.

These instructions can be easily adapted to making tea on the stove and in larger quantities.

Of course you can purchase empty tea bags or a reusable tea ball infuser and soak the herbal tea blend that way. There are also devises that will filter out the herbs when you poor the tea.

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Are Herbal Smoking Blends Safe?

Are Herbal Smoking Blends Safe

In the case of responsibly and professionally blended “100% natural” herbal smoking mixtures: Yes. Overall the herbal smoking blend industry has a good track record for safety ( other than the negative health effects known to be associated with smoking ) when the products are used as directed by healthy adults. There a very few herbs that do not come with some warning for pregnant or nursing women and people with health problems. These people should consult their doctor before smoking any substance.

Safer than Tobacco?

It depends on how you look at this. The fact of the matter is, although many people find herbal blends enjoyable and relaxing, they have ( in most cases ) not shown to be habit forming. So, in that respect, they are safer because it is less likely the act of smoking herbs will become habit forming.

As far as smoking herbs being safer to smoke than tobacco, we simply do not have enough scientific evidence to be able to answer that. We have seen research that showed particular herbs and blends produce less tar than tobacco when burned. We do know that, when smoked, herbs produce tar and carbon monoxide, which is known to have negative side effects. This leads to reason that the habitual smoking of any substance is likely to be unhealthy.