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How to Make Cistus incanus Tea

How to Make Cistus Incanus Tea (Make Cistus Tea)Cistus incanus tea keeps mosquitoes and ticks away. Learn how to make Cistus incanus tea (Rock Rose).

Ah Summertime — You’re a Target

You’re sitting by the lake enjoying the breeze and cool fresh air. Then you hear it, bzzzz. You’re being targeted. Or maybe you’ve chosen to take a hike through a peaceful meadow, swishing through the tall grass. You’re completely at peace until you look down and see a tick on your leg. Arrgh! Targeted again.

Want better protection? Well, research suggests that drinking the tea of the Cistus incanus shrub keeps mosquitos and ticks away.

Make Cistus Tea — Protect Yourself

Cistus incanus (Rock Rose) tea will make you despicably repellent, at least to biting insects.  In traditional medicine, Cistus incanus tea been used as a cavity-preventing mouthwash. It’s also used as an anti-inflammatory, as well as used to speed wound healing, prevent ulcers, and promote heart health. All that is great news, but during these summer months what could be better that a pleasant cup of herbal tea that can help reduce the chance that you’ll be bitten by ravenous blood-suckers?

Conventional wisdom says that it’s complicated to make Cistus tea. Oftentimes, the instructions that come with the tea state that you should brew the tea three times. What a pain, right? If you’ve tried this three-step process, you’ve probably wondered if there’s an easier way.

Well, the good news is that there is an easier way to make Cistus tea. Best of all, the method described here makes an optimal tea and is backed by science.

How to Make Cistus incanus Tea

How can you make Cistus tea without having to brew it three times? Start with 13 grams of tea to 1 liter of water. Use filtered water with no mineral content, and control your water temperature so it’s not less than 75c and not more than 90c – steep for 35 minutes. That’s it!

Want to learn about the science behind this brewing technique? Check out a more detailed analysis of the science behind the process HERE.

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Cistus incanus Tea”

  1. Please convert grams & liter to ounces, temperature in centigrade to med to high,boiling or low boil.for Cistus Incanus tea. Thanks

    1. Please note that we offer recommendations for preparation of teas based on the cut and quality of tea that we sell.
      These recommendations may or may not be appropriate for product from other sources.

      1 liter is approximately 34 fluid ounces (33.814)
      13 grams is about 1/2 of an ounce (.45852)

      The water temperature one should aim for would, in cooking terms, be described as a low simmer.
      Low simmer is a few gentle bubbles in the liquid not an active boil.

      Check out our Cistus FAQ page for more information

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