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What is the difference between hot herb tea and a tincture?

  1. MarleneB profile image97
    MarleneBposted 5 years ago

    What is the difference between hot herb tea and a tincture?

    I read a recipe which stated that the herb should be steeped for about 5 minutes. The recipe called it a tincture. I called it a cup of hot tea. What is the difference?

  2. SherryDigital profile image60
    SherryDigitalposted 5 years ago

    You are right. I would call that a herbal infusion. Tinctures typically involve steeping the plants in alcohol, glycerin or vinegar for a prolong period of time. The prolonged steeping time gives a stronger finished product. I wrote a hub on making a cranberry tincture. Feel free to check it out.
    all the best!
    -Sherry

    1. MarleneB profile image97
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the explanation. And, I would love to read your hub on cranberry tincture. I'll look it up and see you there!

  3. Lee Tea profile image91
    Lee Teaposted 5 years ago

    You're right, and so is Sherry. Herbal infusions, commonly called herbal "teas", are also referred to as "tisanes". The author may have confused  the terms.

    1. MarleneB profile image97
      MarleneBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know. Thank you Lee Tea.

 
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