Little China Teas - Little China Soups - Little China Internal CLeansers
- How do I prepare the Teas?
Our Teas are loose leaf hand blended and as such use about one teaspoon per cup is a nice rule to follow, but you can make it stronger if you choose. If you are making the Tea in a teapot use about one tablespoon. You can prepare the tea with a teapot, mesh strainer or even coffee plunger - it’s up to you!
- Do the teas have “tea leaves” mixed with the herbs?
Our tea is made using 100% Chinese medicine-grade herbs. This means that the teas are made from herbs that are leaves as well as twigs, flowers, bark and fruit, etc.
- Is there any caffeine in any of the blends?
All our teas are caffeine free making them perfect to enjoy at any time of the day.
- Will the tea taste bitter if you brew the tea for a long time or reuse the herbs?
We love to reuse the herbs! You can refresh the teapot with hot water 2-3 times, and because it doesn’t have any tannin or caffeine it won’t taste bitter the longer you brew the herbs.
A nice idea is to brew a teapot in the morning and refresh with more hot water and refrigerate for a refreshing cup in the afternoon.
- How do I cook the soups?
Simply bring a pot of water to the boil, add the soup mix and simmer for at least 90 minutes. In this time you may like to add grass-fed bones or stewing meat and sweet potato or other root vegetables and add some green vegetables such as bok choy in the last 5 minutes.
- Can I eat all of the Herbs in the Soups?
Yes all the herbs are edible in our soup blends.
- What does medicine-grade herbs mean?
In Chinese Medicine all the herbs are graded for quality and efficacy - and medicine-grade herbs are of the highest quality. You can read our blog on Medicine-Grade Herbs here...