This is a quick and easy way to make a small batch of essiac tea. This recipe makes about 1 liter or just a tad over a quart. When making small batches, sterility is less of a concern as the tea will most likely be used before it spoils. However if you are making a larger batch, or want to mix your own herbs, see this page for more info.
What you need
- 1/2 oz. or 14g of essiac tea herbs. Herbs shown are from starwest botanicals
- 2 500ml bottles of water or measure out 1 liter of purified water
- Stainless Steel Pot & Lid
- Wooden Spoon
- Quart Jar or other suitable glass container with lid
Making the Tea
- Pour the 2 bottles of water into the pot and bring to a boil.
- Add herbs and cook at a low rolling boil for 10 minutes.
- Move the pot off the burner. With your clean spoon scrape the herbs from the side of the pot and stir
- Put the lid on and leave it for 8-12 hours
- After 8-12 hours, bring the pot to a low simmer, do not boil. Stir with your clean spoon then remove from heat.
- Let the herbs settle a bit, and the carefully pour the tea into your clean quart jar and put the lid on. If you are careful you can get away with not using a funnel or strainer, just pour slowly and try to avoid pouring the sediment with the liquid.
- Store in the refrigerator
This will make around 16 2oz. doses and will keep in the fridge for 2-3 weeks as long as you use clean utensils. Clean everything with hot soapy water right before using.
- If it boils a little when reheating it’s still good. Next time try not to let it get past the point where it just begins to simmer.
- If you leave it to steep for a few hours too long it’s still good. No longer than 18 hrs. though