Rosemary Tisane

Tisane is a French word which means an infusion of herbs, flowers, or leaves. In other words, a kind of tea. In early times, they were seen as cures for many ailments. Nowadays, people drink them because they taste good. They’re usually made with dried herbs, although I prefer tisanes made with fresh ingredients. Tisanes can also be made with chamomile flowers, lemon balm, marjoram, sage, thyme, and orange blossoms.–Elsa Petersen-Schepelern

LC A Traditional Tisaniere Note

tisaniere, as author Elsa Petersen-Schepelern explains, is simply a tall, lidded cup with a strainer inside to hold herbs. You can sometimes happen upon them in antique shops, flea markets, and the online like, though they’re not at all essential for making tisane. A French press or a tea pot works quite well, thank you.

Rosemary Tisane Recipe

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 M
  • 10 M
  • Serves 1 to 2

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 sprigs of rosemary, or 6 tablespoons orange pekoe tea leaves in a diffuser
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey, at room temperature

Directions

  • 1. Place the rosemary and honey in a French press or teapot, cover with boiling water, and let the mixture infuse for about 5 minutes.
  • 2. Plunge or strain the rosemary infused tea and sip it warm or at room temperature.
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Comments
  1. Testers Choice Testers Choice says:

    [Karen Depp] So easy and perfect! This tisane has the gentle whisper of rosemary and honey that’s just perfect on a super-hot day. It’s great poured over crushed ice, and if you want to perk it up a bit, a sprig of fresh rosemary does the trick. I used my French press and it was the way to go. I’m so excited about this process that I’m trying basil today to see what I can conjure.

  2. Julia says:

    This sounds so good – simple and delicious. I love rosemary (and have lots of it growing in my apartment) and so I’m definitely going to be making this. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Karen says:

    Just about anything scented, garnished, or otherwise sexed-up with rosemary has my name on it! Thanks so much for linking to my Italian Greyhound.

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