Decoctions

A very very strong tea. Can be prepared from an infusion (read below). Can also be turned into a cordial (to extend their shelf life) by adding a little liquor.

Base Recipe from Infusion

From my Use

  • Simmer infusion without lid over medium heat.

  • As soon as liquid starts to steam, set burner down to low and let it simmer until the liquid is reduced by half.

  • The steam evaporates and leaves you with a more concentrated liquid.

Dosage

From: The Master Book of Herbalism by Paul Beyerl

Strong

  • 1 oz herbs

  • 2 pints water

  • simmer 10 mins

  • steep 15 mins

Moderate

  • 2/3 oz herbs

  • 2 pints water

  • simmer 10 mins

  • steep 15 mins

Weak (Tea)

  • 1/3 oz herbs

  • 2 pints water

  • simmer 8 mins

  • steep 15 mins