Last August I obtained my M.S. in Therapeutic Herbalism from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. I love it! I don't feel like I've learned what I need to learn yet. I still have this lurking feeling that I am missing an important piece of the puzzle. When I stepped back to take a look at all that I have learned over the years I realized it wasn't one large piece that I was missing, but many small pieces located sporadically throughout the puzzle. So here I am trying to find all those little pieces. I'm going to start from square one and see if I can pick up some extra tidbits. I went back to the basics. Three weeks ago I made some basic herbal infusions. Simple enough. Herb, hot water, and steep. Got it. Then I made a lovely decoction. That turned out quite tasty. I used the Immune Building Chai Tea recipe from Herb Mentor. It was delicious.
Simmer herb (spices) in water for 15 minutes. Strain out herbs. Add milk to desired consistency and honey to taste. I used coconut milk since I like how thick it is however almond milk does add a nice flavor.