Creating a great herbal tea that tastes wonderful and benefits your health is very easy. You can take all of your desired ingredients and just place them in hot water. But, if you want the most out of your herbal tea, as far as flavor and health benefits, using the correct method is essential. Temperature, brewing time, herb per cup of water and method of steeping are all important when brewing amazing herbal teas.
There are two main methods of hot water steeping. The first is called infusion. Making an infusion involves heating up your water to a boil and then pouring that water over your herbs. The second method is called decoction. Decoctions are only used when dealing with very tough woody material such as barks or roots.