Infusions are one of the prominent herbal preparations. The main difference between an infusion and a simple herbal tea is in time and quantity.
- An ordinary herbal teas is made with 1-2 teaspoons of herbs per cup and brewed for a few minutes.
- Infusions are made with 1-2 tablespoons of dried herbs per 1 liter of water and brewed for several hours or even overnight.
How To Prepare An Infusion
When making them, it is advisable to infuse each and every herb on its own instead of mixing the different herbs together.
I like to use a container that has a tight lid because it retains the essence. When compared to a teapot, a container that has a tight lid is much better because it retains the essence. Jars that come with a screw top are the best and especially if they are warmed first.
You should first of all place a cup of herbs into a 1 liter jar and seal tightly after filling to the top with water that is boiling. You should leave this to brew for around 4 hours for leaf infusions and 2 hours for flower infusions. Once you are done with brewing, make sure that you strain off the liquid well on a muslin cloth by pressing out the last drops and pouring them into a jar or bottle.