Tulsi Sana 

Herbal Tea Infusion

An herbal tea and herbal infusion are essentially the same thing—the two distinct differences being (1) the amount of herb used and (2) the steep time. Simply put: herbal teas use less plant matter and are steeped for a shorter period of time than infusions, while herbal infusions use a larger amount of herbs and are steeped for a longer period of time. Because of their longer steep time, herbal infusions may contain a higher nutrient content than herbal teas.

Here at Tulsi Sana, I only use unbleached tea bags or metal strainers to make herbal infusions. Generally, I allow at least 15-20 minutes of steep time to allow as much of the volatile oils, nutrients and minerals to extract into the water before allowing it to cool and drink. 

Sleep Tea

A great choice of herbs for a nighttime infusion, especially if you struggle to switch off, or suffer from anxiety and restlessness.

Sweet Dream Tea 

Sip, Slip, Sleep!

1 teaspoon of dried Passionflower

2 teaspoons of dried Chamomile

1 teaspoon of dried Mugwort

2 teaspoons of dried Lemon Balm

1 teaspoon of dried Valerian root

1 teaspoon of honey, maple or agave syrup

Place all ingredients into a teapot with freshly boiled water and steep for 15-20 minutes before pouring through a strainer into a cup. Or, fill a metal tea strainer with the dried herbs into a large mug, leave to steep for the same time, then remove the strainer before stirring in the honey or syrup. Sip slowly about 45 minutes - 1 hr before bedtime. 

Sip Slowly, Slip into Sedation, Sleep Soundly.