This rosemary infused tea, called a tisane, is made by steeping rosemary and honey in hot water. Healthy, easy, and a spa treatment for your insides.
According to author Elsa Petersen-Schepelern, an infused tea such as this is known a tisane in French, which is essentially an infusion of any herbs, flowers, or leaves. “In early times,” explains the author, “they were seen as cures for many ailments. Nowadays, people drink them because they taste good. Tisanes can also be made with chamomile flowers, lemon balm, marjoram, sage, thyme, and orange blossoms.”
You can make them in a tisaniere, as author Petersen-Schepelern explains, which 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. Originally published August 19th, 2010.–Elsa Petersen-Schepelern
Rosemary Infused Tea
- Quick Glance
- 1 M
- 10 M
- Serves 1 to 2
- 4 to 6 sprigs of rosemary, or 6 tablespoons orange pekoe tea leaves in a diffuser
- 1 to 2 teaspoons honey, at room temperature
- 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.