How Long to Steep Herbal Tea?
The secret to a great-tasting cup of herbal tea is the perfect brew.
Herbal teas like The Wellness Tea can be brewed and steeped either hot or cold.
Here’s how to do both.
How to Brew Cold Herbal Tea
For cold brewing:
- Grab a large teapot or pitcher (preferably glass).
- Add up to two teaspoons of the herbal tea blend directly into the pitcher (or use a loose-leaf infuser).
- Add cold water to the pitcher- fill to the top.
- Cover with a lid and set in fridge for a minimum of twelve hours.
- Once ready to use, strain (or simply remove the infuser).
- Drink within one day.
How to Steep Hot Herbal Tea
- Bring a kettle of water to a boil.
- Get your teacup, loose-leaf tea infuser, and herbal tea blend ready.
- Once the water has reached a boil, pour the water into your cup.
- Scoop one teaspoon of the herbal tea blend into your loose-leaf tea infuser.
- Place the infuser in the mug and give it a swirl.
- Let the tea steep for five to ten minutes.
- Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Pro Herbal Tea Brewing Tip
All-natural herbal teas are a completely different breed from caffeinated teas like black, green, and oolong. While black tea usually requires a low steep time of three minutes or so, herbal teas will need to be steeped for longer. How long you steep (brew) herbal tea depends on your desired flavor strength, but a good rule of thumb is five to ten minutes.
Do you prefer hot or cold brew herbal tea?