Do you know how to make tea?
I know, I know, it sounds like a stupid question. But there is a lot more to making tea then simply steeping a tea bag in hot water.
Yet, we tend to refer to anything we steep in water as a tea. Sometimes these are called herbal teas…but tea would certainly be considered an herb too. More technical terms for the process of what is normally called “making tea” are the two different types of water extractions: infusions and decoctions.
An infusion is when the herb soaks in water. This can be done in either a hot infusion or a cold infusion. This is how tea bags are used, as well as loose leaf teas.
A decoction is when herbs are cooked over water. It may be boiling or at a lower temperature. This can be done for ten minutes or several hours, or sometimes even days. This method is typically used with the hardier herbs such as roots and woody mushrooms.
Lastly, there is a different way of making an “herbal tea”. And that is by mixing powdered herbs that have already been extracted into water. If you do this in hot water, it is much the same as having made an infusion, except it saves a lot of time and can be more concentrated.
For instance, using our Organic Reishi 16:1 Dual Extract to make Reishi tea is a simple process. This couldn’t even be done making a decoction over several hours, because it wouldn’t involve the alcohol extraction part.
Thus, this workaround method of making “tea” can be helpful to use.
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Acclaimed as both a visionary and breakthrough author, Logan has written countless works on natural living, culminating in his self-proclaimed magnum opus, "Powered By Nature - How Nature Improves Our Happiness, Health and Performance.” Says longevity guru Peter Ragnar of the work "His passion is contagious! His words fire one's spirit to reconnect with nature's intelligence."
He is Co-Founder and CEO of Lost Empire Herbs, which aims to bring performance herbalism into everyday people’s lives.
When Logan isn't working to save the planet and transform modern herbalism, he busies himself as a consultant to the space program. In his spare time he enjoys memorizing the Fibonacci sequence and bowling perfect games.
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