We are continually asked by our customers ‘What is this herb good for?’.
All of our herbs have well-recognized medicinal properties, and we have many years of experience using our herbs for our family and our farm animals. However, we are not trained to provide recommendations on specific therapeutic uses. Information on using herbal plants for medicinal purposes is now more available than ever through trained herbalists, reliable internet sources and even conventional medical practitioners. We recommend that you consult these types of resources before using herbal plants for medicinal purposes.
Here are two ways to make an excellent cup of tea with loose herb (and clean up afterwards):
Hot Water Infusion
How to clean out your teapot or jar
If you did not use an infuser, the trick to getting loose tea leaves out of your tea pot is to flush them out with a bit of water. Pour enough water into the teapot to ‘float’ the leaves. Then swirl the water a couple times and pour the water and tea leaves out of the top of the teapot into a sieve to catch the leaves. Discard the leaves by banging the sieve on the edge of your garbage or compost pail.
The same methods works just as well for cleaning tea leaves out of a jar.