A LUNE GUIDE TO MAKING THE PERFECT CUP OF HERBAL TEA


Creating the perfect cup isn't difficult. Boil water, pour over herbs, wait, strain, drink. Simple, just how we like it. We’ve covered the most common ways to drink your herbs below, getting the most the nutritional value and healing benefits with every sip. 

THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA

Simply boil filtered water, pour over herbs and leave to infuse. We recommend infusing your herbs for a minimum of 10-20 minutes for maximum benefits.

Pro tip: place a lid on top of your teacup or pot to keep the water warm. Have a shower, wash the dishes, do a mini meditation, give yourself a facial massage, or whatever else your heart desires, while the herbs are infusing their magic into the water. Should you need to, top up with some freshly boiled water before consuming.

We suggest creating an infusion with all of our teas.

INFUSION/OVERNIGHT INFUSION

For maximum infusion time and maximum herbal benefits, pour filtered boiling water over herbs and leave them to steep for 4-8 hours or overnight. Strain the herbs in the morning and sip throughout the day. You can reheat the infusion, dilute it with some freshly boiled water, or drink it cold. 

All herbs benefit from an overnight infusion.

We suggest creating an overnight infusion with our Moon Goddess or The Nourisher blends.

COLD INFUSION 

To make a cold infusion place herbs in a glass jar and fill with filtered, room-temp water. Leave for 1-2 days to slowly infuse. Shake the jar a few times a day. Strain and drink straight away, or keep the infusion in the fridge for later. Consume within 72 hours. 

Cold infusions is a gentle way of extracting nutrients from herbs and works magic with delicate herbs, like leaves and flowers. 

We suggest creating a cold infusion with our Skin Glow or Moon Goddess blend.

DECOCTION

Decoctions are stronger and more concentrated compared to infusions. 

To make a decoction simmer herbs in a saucepan with filtered water for 15 minutes to an hour. Strain herbs into cups or a glass jar. Some water may have evaporated, so pour freshly boiled water over the strainer (with herbs still in there - this way you will squeeze out the last benefits of the herbs still left) into the jar.If the decoction is to strong, simply add more hot water. A decoction will last for up to a week in the fridge.

A decoction works best with hard roots, bark, seeds and berries that hold up well when simmering for a long time. A decoction is not recommended for delicate herbs such as leaves and flowers. Should you wish to infuse these into your decoction you can turn off the heat once the decoction is done simmering. Leave the delicate herbs to infuse for 10-15 minutes before straining. 

We suggest creating a decoction with our Spirit Cleanse detox blend.

SUN TEA 

Sun tea or solar tea is an ancient way of infusing the magical powers of plants into water with the help of the sun. 

In the morning, put the desired amount of herbs into a jar, fill with filtered water and give it a shake. Leave the jar in a sunny spot in direct sunlight (ideally somewhere that receives full sun all day like a balcony, a rooftop, or somewhere in your garden). Leave to infuse in the sunshine for minimum 4 hours and up to a day. Once the sun has set, strain the herbs, and give your gratitude and thanks to the sun. Consume sun-warm or add a few ice cubes. 

A sun infusion works best with more delicate herbs like leaves or flowers.

We suggest creating a sun infusion with our Deep Zen or Skin Glow tea.