To make a standard infusion, do this:
-> Place 4 ounces of dried herb in a 1-liter mason jar. 4 ounces of weighed herb is a lot of herb! Add 4 cups boiling water and pour over the herb. Stir with a non-metallic object to ensure all plant material is covered. Place on lid and screw cap and let sit 4-8 hours. Strain out herb using a fine mesh sieve. You can now drink this infusion as is, or warm it up if you like. Store the rest of the infusion in the fridge for 2-3 days. Compost the spent herbs.
NB. Some people don't measure out 4 ounces, they eyeball it instead; which may mean that less than 4 ounces by weight may be used, for example 3-4 ounces in volume. The "standard" when you are eyeballing it is to add 1/4th to 1/3rd dried herb of a 1-liter mason jar.
Also note that if you find the amount of herb you used too much for your taste buds, simply dilute the tea with water and use less herb for your next infusion.
Standard dosage: 2-4 cups daily.
Parts of the plant that are used to when making infusions: flowers & leaves. Roots, twigs, branches & barks are decocted. See How To Here.
NB. As with decoctions, you can sweeten infusions with stevia, stevia blends, and other low calorie sweeteners, and even add in your fave non-dairy milk. Infusions and decoctions can both be added to smoothies instead of water and can be used to dilute fruit juices.
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