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"Ech and Roots"-Inspired Herbal Decoction Recipe

Hand holding echinacea and roots tea blend while reading a book about teas with book open and fresh dandelion flowers

Although I love herbal infusions, I often crave the earthy and grounding taste of a root decoction. Decoctions take a bit more time and effort to brew than infusions, but they are better for extracting the herbal goodness from hard roots, barks, and berries than an herbal infusion. Decoctions are typically simmered, as opposed to herbal infusions in which hot water is poured over leafy herbs or flowers and left to steep.

This recipe from our product archives is based off the herbal blend we formerly carried named “Echinacea & Roots Tea”. Robust in flavor, it is a favorite in any season and my go-to when in need of a little extra herbal support.

Hand with finger pointing to tea blending recipe with recipe ingredients on table

Echinacea & Roots Tea Decoction Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients together.
  2. Store the rooty blend in a airtight glass jar until ready to brew.

Brewing (makes 2 servings)

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of herbal root blend into a small saucepan.
  2. Add 2 cups of cold water.
  3. Slowly heat to a simmer.
  4. Cover and gently simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, being careful not to boil.
  5. Strain into a teapot or directly into two mugs for serving.
  6. Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • If you prefer a stronger flavor, this blend can be simmered for an additional 10 to 20 minutes.
  • If desired, you can brew a larger batch and refrigerate the strained decoction in a mason jar for 2 to 3 days.

 

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Topics: Recipes, Tea & Herbal Drinks

Miriam

Written by Miriam on June 25, 2018

Miriam, Products Coordinator, is a folk herbalist born and raised on the West Coast. She can often be found crafting herbal comforts, hoop dancing, singing to the plants, hiking, or curled up with a good book and a steaming mug of tea.