Frequently asked questions
Why loose leaf teas?
Loose leaf teas have become the latest market trend for a variety of reasons. At Healing Essence we have chosen to use loose leaf teas in our herbal tea blends because:
Many of the fancy/popular tea bags today are made from plastics. When heated, these plastics may break down and seep microplastics into your tea. Plastics are known endocrine disruptors (hormone system) and the form of plastic in these tea bags are no different.
Loose leaf herbal tea allow the user to control the strength/flavor of the various blends.
Herbal remdies used in this manner improve the extractibility of the bioactive principles (medicinal components) of herbs.
About how many servings of tea will I get per bag?
Depending how many teaspoons you use per 8 ounces of water and the type of herbal material used (i.e., root, bark, leaves, or flowers) we have seen:
1 ounce = about 15-20 servings
2 ounces = about 30-40 servings
What are the brewing directions?
- Add 1 - 2 teaspoons to 8 ounces of boiling water
Cover and let steep for 5 - 10 minutes
Strain if needed
Sweeten as desired, and enjoy!
Are your tea blends hypoallergenic?
By their nature herbal tea cannot be considered hypoallergenic. Many herbal remedies are from families of herbs that may cause seasonal allergies in affected persons. It is important to speak with your healthcare provider before taking any herbal remedy, especially if you have known allergies to specific plants.
When will my order ship?
Typically it will take our team 1-3 days to handpack and your herbal tea. All orders ship from our location on Saturday. Any orders placed too close to shipping day may not be shipped out until the next shipping day.
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How will I recieve my order?
You will receive your order via USPS, typically through First Class mail unless you select one of our other shipping options during checkout.