There are many herbs that have been used by herbalists throughout the years in support of a healthy immune system, along with a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. This lovely herbal combination just also happens to be delicious! A blend of organic Echinacea, Astragalus, Nettle, Black Elderberry, Licorice, Oregano, and Eleuthero.
Tea leaves need room to expand for extracting full-bodied flavor. This is one reason we use organic cotton tea bags instead of tea balls which are not really best for tea brewing. Many standard tea bags and/or tea balls, are low-flow, and require stirring and dunking repeatedly to get the tea to diffuse properly. We believe you get more flavor, more goodness, and more aroma when using roomy, organic, reusable tea bags.
That said, our preferred method for brewing tea is to place loose herbs in vessel with already hot water, steep, and pour finished tea through mesh strainer into cup.
Directions for 1 cup of tea:
Bring 8 oz. water to a boil in non-aluminum vessel. Turn off heat. Place one teaspoon loose tea per 8 oz. cup into boiled water, or into enclosed reusable tea bag, pulling strings tight. Let steep for 5 minutes. Strain loose tea, or squeeze & remove tea bag, before pouring. Add honey or cream if desired. Compost used herbs from bag. Wash and dry bag for re-use.
Note: As with all herbs or health therapies, we suggest you consult your health care practitioner before consuming this product, particularly if you are taking prescription medications or supplements, are pregnant, nursing, or have a condition. Consult your health care practitioner before using these herbs if you have diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, as Giloy can lower blood sugar levels and can over stimulate the immune system. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any illness or condition. Not for use during pregnancy or for children under two years. Statements are for informational purposes only. Not evaluated/approved by FDA.