Our brewing recommendations are below, but feel free to prepare your brew to suit your preference! Your main considerations should be water quality and temperature, tea quantity, and steeping time.
We recommend using 1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water at a full rolling boil (212°F) and steeping anywhere from 2 to 3 minutes. Teas prepared from light, delicate blossoms or leaves require shorter steeping times than more hearty herbs. If you prefer a stronger brew, we suggest using multiple tea bags.
These steps provide a sweeter, better tasting brew while repeated infusions allow you to extract all the nutritional and medicinal benefits from the herb. Herbal teas can be brewed in porcelain, ceramic, glass, or stainless steel vessels, but never in aluminum or other harmful materials. Be sure to cover the cup or teapot while steeping to prevent the loss of fragrant essential oils and other therapeutic and nutritional elements.
Additionally, you can add ginkgo powder to juice or a smoothie or mix into soups and sauces. The powder can also be encapsulated, sprinkled onto yogurt or oatmeal, or incorporated into other foods and beverages.