Why Putting Essiac in Tea Bags is Not a Great Idea
You may have thought to yourself, "Wouldn't it be easiest to just have essiac come in a tea bag?"
Sure, essiac in tea bags sound super convenient. The problem is, that convenience comes at a huge cost.
The good news is that loose powdered essiac tea is so simple and quick to make that you'll wonder why you ever thought of wanting tea bags in the first place!
Rene Caisse Never Used or Recommended Tea Bags
Rene Caisse learned how to prepare this tea from a recipe passed down from an Ojibway medicine man - and it was always made from a loose powdered tea. The Ojibway always used every part of what they consumed - they didn't throw anything away. That's why, just like the Ojibway did, we recommend that you drink the powdered herbs rather than strain them out.
Tea Bags Would Mean the Tea Isn't Prepared According to Specifications
Essiac tea should be prepared in advance and taken cold. This means that using tea bags would unnecessarily complicate that matter. Tea bags make the most sense when you're preparing essiac one full cup at a time - and essiac is taken in a much smaller serving size.
The biggest reason not to use essiac tea bags is that, as mentioned above, the herbs should be consumed along with the tea. Our herbs are powdered, just as Rene Caisse learned from the Ojibway. They are meant to be consumed. All you'll do is shake or stir your container when you go to pour your doses to be sure that some of the small herb particles get into each and every dose you pour. You will barely be able to tell they are there, and there should be none left at the end when this method is utilized.
Our essiac tea takes just ten minutes once every two weeks to prepare. It couldn't be simpler!
Once your essiac is brewed, you can store it in the fridge in any pitcher you'd normally use for iced tea. Check out some common myths about essiac, including the one that essiac should be stored in amber bottles.