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Texas Yaupon Tea

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One 1/2 oz package of lightly roasted yaupon tea contains 10 teaspoons.  One teaspoon is just right for steeping one cup of delicious yaupon  tea.  If prepared as a decoction (see instructions below), one half ounce will make 1 1/2 gallons of yaupon tea.  Our tea is priced at $5 per 1/2 oz package and $3.80 for postage and handling for up to four packages (United States only).

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Preparing your yaupon tea: 
Any time is yaupon tea time!! I enjoy my morning, afternoon, or evening cup of yaupon tea by pouring boiling water over a teaspoon of crushed roasted leaves and steeping for about 5 minutes. Yaupon tea was traditionally prepared as a decoction (boiling the leaves in water). Unlike many other teas, this does not cause the yaupon tea to become bitter. I often use this method if I'm preparing a larger amount of hot tea or a pitcher of iced tea. There are several ways to accomplish this.  Place the leaves in your favorite infuser or a coffee filter tied at the top. Or greener yet, just boil the loose leaves in the water (simmer for one minute and steep for about 5 minutes) and then pour through a strainer. When preparing larger amounts, 1/2 ounce of packaged loose leaf tea (about 1/4 cup) will brew 1 1/2 to 2 gallons of tea when prepared as a decoction. Experiment and find the method that is just right for you.  Changing it up some: Yaupon tea is absolutely delicious on its own, but because of its mild flavor, it lends itself well to blending with other herbs and spices. I sometimes change it up by adding a couple of cloves; something about the taste of cloves and yaupon....they really compliment each other with a perfect blend of two distinct flavors. Yaupon tea is also delicious  with a touch of lemon, fresh mint, or lavender leaves/flowers.....and especially refreshing as iced tea during the hot summer months. If you like a touch of sweetness, yaupon tea is also great with honey. And for those occasions when a dessert is what you crave, try it with a teaspoon of condensed milk....okay, not too often, but every once in a while won't hurt :)

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