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Homemade Herbal Tea

With foraged ingredients from the Jordan estate in hand, Chef Todd Knoll uses loose guidelines with no precise measurements needed to make homemade herbal teas. Madrone and manzanita bark, easily harvested into perfect cinnamon curls with a pocket knife, bring earthy, spiced base notes to most teas. The addition of wild chamomile, clover, verbena or even dried mushrooms contributes to a finished tea that is simple, fresh, alive and immediately enjoyable.

Ingredients

Suggested items

  • Madrone bark

  • Manzanita bark

  • Chamomile

  • Clover

  • Verbena

  • Bay nut

  • Fennel

  • Wild rose

  • Dried matsutake mushrooms

Ingredients

Suggested items

  • Madrone bark

  • Manzanita bark

  • Chamomile

  • Clover

  • Verbena

  • Bay nut

  • Fennel

  • Wild rose

  • Dried matsutake mushrooms

Instructions

Heat water to no more than 175℉.

Place madrone and manzanita bark into a tea press and pour hot water over the barks. Allow to steep for one minute.

As the water begins to take on color, add the other ingredients and allow to steep for two minutes.

Place the plunger top on to the tea press and push down slowly. Pour into a cup or small bowl and serve.

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