But rather than debate the minutia of infusions and tisanes, I’d rather just get to the good stuff: how to make your own herbal tea.
Fresh herbal tea is one of the seasonal benefits of being an herb grower.
Last summer I had a pair of big, thriving lemon verbena plants, and when I wanted a lemony tea it was as easy as dropping several leaves of fresh verbena into a mug of hot water and waiting for a few minutes.
Fresh herbs typically have more vibrant, punchy flavors, but for convenience and year round herbal tea enjoyment most people will want to dry their tea herbs.
Recently, in my article about sleep and food myths, I received an interesting question about chamomile tea. Among all non-prescription sleep aids, chamomile is one of the most popular.