Fenugreek is one of the oldest cultivated crops known to man. Its seeds are small, hard, and have a brownish yellow colour. The name Fenugreek is derived from the Latin word for “Greek Hay”. The ancient Egyptians used it as food and incense. Benedictine monks introduced the plant to central Europe where it was widely established by the sixteenth century. Today, it is used worldwide as a tea and in herbal preparations.
- Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
- Be sure to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of tea are the calmness and ritual that surround it.
- This is a delicate herb and is more potent when exposed to high temperatures for a short period of time. So that your tea has its maximum medicinal properties and flavour, be sure that your water is at a rolling boil when you pour it over your teabags.
- If you desire a medicinal tea, be sure to use one tea bag per cup of boiling water, cover and steep for 7-12 minutes. This is known as the infusion method.
- If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one tea bag per cup of hot water. Pour water over tea bags, cover, and let steep 3 to 5 minutes to taste.