Tea Brewing Instructions
Leafy tea: Add 2 heaping tablespoons of herbs to 4 cups hot water, let steep (no boil) with lid for at least 30 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup 2-3 times per day between meals.
Rooty tea: Add 2 heaping tablespoons of herbs to 4 cups water, low boil with lid on for 15-20 minutes. Turn off heat and steep for another 20 minutes.
Making Tea in a Crockpot
If you've ever worked with a Western or Chinese herbalist, you've probably taken home some herbs and were instructed to make tea with them.
The Crockpot method of brewing tea works best for decoctions (simmering roots and bark as opposed to leaves and flowers).
First, fill a crockpot with water. Leave enough room to add the herbs.
Add the herbs and set the Crockpot to Low.
Stir occassionally and let cook for 6-8 hours.Once the herbs have cooked, turned the Crockpot to Warm.
Pour the Crockpot tea into a mug with a strainer and enjoy!
You may wish to replenish the amount of tea you took out with more water, thus stretching the tea to last longer. Some teas can last a couple of weeks!