An infusion is simply a generic term to describe a collection of ingredients that will diffuse their flavors and aromas in hot or cold water. Infusions are generally mixed with a variety of delicious herbs packed with powerful health benefits. They are known to offer one of the most natural and convenient ways to ingest herbs and receive a variety of benefits in one cup.
Nectar Leaf Tea Preparation
Learning How To Prepare
Step 1: As a rule for teas, generally you want to use 2 to 3 grams of tea leaves per 8 ounces of water. Ensure that you use pure, fresh water preferably filtered (Avoid distilled water). Bring water to rolling boil.
Step 2: Pay attention to the base tea leaves used in your infusion. If they are black tea leaves, you should brew in hotter temperatures and for longer than green teas. Generally, infusions are brewed for at least 5 minutes.
Step 3: You should cover your tea while it steeps to ensure a consistent heated environment during steeping process. Keep in mind that because each infusion has a different collection of herbs, the direction to make the best cup of tea may differ.
Tip: Infusions can often be steeped 2 to 3 times. Just make sure you increase the steep time with each infusion. It is recommended that you store the leaves in the brewing vessel between infusions to ensure the leaves don’t dry out and lose their flavor.
What Is An Infusion?
An infusion is a beverage brewed with a selection of flowers, fruits, spices, roots and leaves. The benefit of creating an infusion is that you are able to extract the beneficial properties of each herb while creating strong, distinct flavors.
Infusions are most often compared to herbal teas. The truth is that there are only slight differences between the two. One of the primary differences between the two is that herbal teas generally use less (and finer) herbs. They are also steeped for a shorter period of time than infusions. If you are looking for a larger quantity and size of herbs, infusions are the best choice. It is also believed that herbal infusions provide a greater amount of health benefits per cup because of their longer steep time.
Our Infusion Varieties
Popular Types of Infusions
Chai Black Tea: Chai tea is a very aromatic infusion with a distinct combination of sweet and spicy flavors. It is generally made from a base of black tea leaves, mixed with ginger and cinnamon. Other popular spices include cardamom, fennel, black pepper, cloves, star anise, fennel, nutmeg, turmeric, and saffron. Milk and sugar are often added to the tea at the end for an additional layer of flavor. Chai tea offers all the benefits of black tea with the energy boosting and antioxidant properties of the added spices.
Peppermint Infusion: As a base, peppermint is a blend of spearmint and water mint. Peppermint leaves are notable for its essential oils, including menthol, menthone, and limonene. This power herb has ancient roots, thought to be used since the time of the Pharaohs. The menthol gives peppermint its cooling properties while also supporting digestion and relaxing muscles.
Natural Energy Boost Infusion: Producing a natural energy boost with little to no caffeine is another trick that can be had when creating an infusion. Picking the right herbs to mix is the most important part. Start with a chamomile base, which can pair perfectly with subtle apple cinnamon and ginger spiced flavors. You can also add cardamom, which has an extremely complex flavor in line with cinnamon and ginger and helps bring character to the additional herbs.
Fruit Infusions: Fruit infusions are one of the best ways to enjoy a large mix of fruits in a glass, unless you go through the trouble of creating a smoothie! If you are looking to create a health packed blend, you can start with a hibiscus base. Popular berry additions include raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. These berries are rich in antioxidants and can be boosted or complemented with the addition of apple, rose hip, papaya, orange, currants, and passion fruit.
Citrus Infusions: Citrus infusions are a great way to make a refreshing tea while cleansing your system. Linden has been revered across cultures and is a great addition to this tea because of its claims to help relieve high blood pressure, calm anxiety, and soothe digestion. While lemons can be tart on their own, they are great when added to a tea, and is one of the most natural ways to help cleanse your system.
Tea Caffeine Content
|8 oz Beverage||Caffeine Content|
|Herbal & Rooibos Teas||0mg Caffeine Content|
|Decaf||5-10mg Caffeine Content|
|White Teas||10-15mg Caffeine Content|
|Green Teas||15-30mg Caffeine Content|
|Oolong Teas||30-45mg Caffeine Content|
|Black Teas||40-80mg Caffeine Content|
|Matcha Tea||50-80mg Caffeine Content|
|Yerba Mate||40-85mg Caffeine Content|
|Coffee||85-200mg Caffeine Content|
Tip: Caffeine content with infusions will vary greatly depending on what types of leaves you use as a base. A Chai Black Tea will have a higher caffeine content then a fruit infusion with a hibiscus base.
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