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The Perfect Pot of Borage Tea

Use Proper Brewing Utensils to Make The Perfect Pot of Borage Tea
You need a teapot (china, earthenware, glass, silver or stainless steel), teacups, an infuser for immersing the borage in the water, a strainer, and a rolling pin to bruise the fresh herbs.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy, Mediterranean
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh borage leaves and flowers packed lightly
  • 1 cup water
  • honey to taste or stevia
  • lime and lemon to taste

Instructions

  • Fill your kettle with cold water, which retains more oxygen for fuller flavour. As soon as the kettle starts warming rinse your teapot to heat it. Switch off your kettle the moment it starts boiling. When using fresh borage to make your brew, you actually need to switch the kettle off just before it starts boiling.
  • Bruise fresh herbs slightly with a rolling pin. Crush dried herbs to release their delicate flavours
  • Place your herbs in the teapot. Either loose or in an infuser.
  • Pour one cup just boiled water over the herbs. Don’t pour boiling water over delicate fresh herbs.
  • Allow your brew to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Use patience and your sense of taste to determine when the brew is just right. If you want your herb tea to be stronger use more herb, not more steeping time. You don’t want the herbs to start releasing tannins. Tannin is great for curing leather, and for certain disorders, but it tastes awful.
  • Strain and serve. You can add some honey (or Stevia) and lime or lemon. No sugar, milk or cream.

Notes

Variation
You can use 1 teaspoon dried herb if you don't have fresh borage on hand.
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