How to brew your tea using our essiac recipe...
Here is our essiac recipe for brewing your own tea!
From extensive research and advice from long-term users, we highly recommend that you brew your essiac tea yourself, rather than purchase the tea pre-brewed. This will first of all save you a lot of money. Secondly, you will most likely be getting a more effective and healthier product.
Despite what some other commercial sellers may tell you, you really prefer to stay away from pre-brewed and bottled essiac tea, for several reasons: the cost per dose is usually outrageous (the shipping charge for all those heavy bottles adds to that cost),you don't know the essiac recipe that was used to brew the tea, and the pre-bottled tea is either loaded with preservatives or, if it doesn’t have preservatives, you don’t know if it is spoiled or if the tea has lost its effectiveness with age.
Brewing your own fresh tea from our essiac recipe is quick and easy: we’ll tell you how right now. You’ll be confident that the tea was brewed in a safe and sanitary fashion since you will have done it at home, in the comfort of your own kitchen.
(We also include our tea brewing instructions with your order, so don't worry that you'll have to remember this essiac recipe, or find the web page again!)
It's not difficult or time-consuming to brew essiac tea when you use our powdered herb mix, the method that Rene Caisse is last reported to have used as she perfected her essiac recipe on cancer patients and others.
Some essiac tea drinkers believe that they should try to buy (or even grow) the herbs on their own and then mix them themselves. We don't think this is the best idea, because even if you had obtained the correct ratio of our original eight herb formula (that essiac recipe has not been made public), and had access to the proper tools and equipment to cut and mix them thoroughly, you would probably end up spending a great deal more money (and not be assured that your mix was the correct blend) than if you bought the time-tested, pre-blended mix from a company like ours.
This is because our tea manufacturer buys such large quantities of the essiac herbs from trusted organic suppliers, that he is able to get them at a large volume discount. We can pass that discount on to you, and you don’t have to spend all of your hard-earned money buying questionable or stale pre-brewed tea.
Just follow the simple essiac recipe brewing directions below. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, simply call us toll-free at 1-866-ESSIAC1 (377-4221). We can also be reached at 1-978-504-9517.
Brewing Instructions for a two-week supply of essiac tea using aggressive treatment dose OR maintenance dose.
(Please note: Steps 1 and 2 will vary depending on if you are using the aggressive or the maintenance dose. Steps 3 thru 5 are the same no matter what.
Typical Aggressive Treatment Dose: Two-Week Supply
(Using the most usual dose of 3 oz. taken three times per day)
1. Bring 132 oz. (1 gallon plus 1/2 cup, to account for evaporation) of spring water or distilled water to a boil in a stainless steel or glass (Pyrex) pot (you will need one with a lid) and reduce to a simmer.
2. Add 4 oz. of the essiac herbs powder. Please actually weigh your herbs on a kitchen scale to ensure you have the correct amount (If you don't already have one, please purchase a small inexpensive home kitchen scale to help you brew your tea). If you have purchased the pre-measured 4 oz. bags from us, these have already been weighed and do not need to be re-checked or measured. Simply add one bag.
Typical Maintenance Treatment Dose: Two-Week Supply
(Normally the maintenance dose is 3 oz. taken once per day)
1. Boil 44 oz. (5 and 1/2 cups) of spring water or distilled water in a large stainless steel or glass (Pyrex) pot (one that you have a lid for).
2. Add 1.33 oz. of the essiac herbs blend. Please weigh your herbs on a kitchen scale to be sure you have the correct amount. A rough approximation if you have to use dry measurement cups is a rounded 1/4-cup. If you have purchased the 4 oz. bag from us, this will be 1/3 of the bag.
Steps 3 through 5 are the same for any size batch:
3. Turn the heat down to medium-low and let the tea simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep a cover or lid loosely on the pot during this time, with just a bit of air exposed to reduce evaporation.
4. Turn the heat off, cover the pan completely, and leave the mixture sitting at room temperature for twelve hours or overnight.
5. The following morning, stir the tea vigorously to disperse the sediment of the herbs throughout the tea*, heat again ALMOST to a boil (but do not boil), funnel the tea into clean glass bottles, let cool, then quickly cap the bottles. Refrigerate immediately.
*We STRONGLY URGE that you leave the herb residue in the tea -- DO NOT strain the herbs. Because these are powdered herbs, you don't have to strain anything--the herbs are fine enough to be taken as you drink the tea. The herbs increase the strength and effectiveness of the essiac recipe treatment. If you really find the “goop” at the bottom of the liquid unpalatable, you can strain the tea, but it may be less effective in the long run.
Do not try to brew essiac tea more than two weeks ahead: it will stay fresh for about 14 days, but after that you should make a new batch of tea. Shake the container well before pouring your dosages to disperse the herb particles throughout the tea. Do not use the tea if there is any sign of mold.
The brewed tea has been described as having a palatable, “earthy” taste, though sometimes it is somewhat bitter due to differences in some of the herbs’ growing seasons. If you find it difficult to drink essiac straight, you may mix your essiac tea with fruit or vegetable juice. Most people consume essiac tea cold. You may also add a bit of stevia, an herb that many people use for a sweetener.
With essiac, it’s always best if your doses are taken on an empty stomach. Try to avoid eating two hours before and one hour after drinking essiac. However, if you have to eat and then drink essiac tea at the same time, that is much better than skipping the essiac dose completely.
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