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?
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!
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.
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