Happy Hump Day!!! It's Wednesday but it feels like it has been an entire WEEK! hahaha!! I rest well every night but for some reason today I felt like my body was awake before I wanted to be...if that makes any sense?! Anyhoo, today we are going to talk about tea...not just a regular cup but an infusion. I love doing them and am working on getting back on track with doing them at least 2-3 times a week.
What is an infusion you ask?? Well it is taking some of the best herbal teas you can find and extracting alllll of the goodness out of it!! To compare the two, when you drink a cup of herbal tea such as chamomile, or a green tea you're getting some instant benefits during times of illness and also just the comfort of drinking a cup of tea. When you do an infusion you are allowing the tea leaves to soak for an extended amount of time and gaining more of a vitamin aspect.
A basic steep time for an herbal tea can be 5-10 minutes, whereas with an infusion you allow the tea to "steep" for 4 - 10 hours!! Some of the most popular teas to infuse are: nettle, red clover, and red raspberry but a variety of herbs may be used. When you do an infusion you are basically preparing a liquid vitamin. Many teas are f full of minerals and vitamins that are useful to feed your cells and immunity ;-)
I personally love to do nettle infusions! A good friend of mine hipped me to it and I've been all over it ever since! Nettle is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and the list goes on! For this infusion I also used lemon balm. Lemon balm, as with most herbs, has been around for centuries. It is great for stress, anxiety, improve sleep and a host of other benefits!
Anyhoo, see picture below ;-)