Granny Good's Herbal Teas are formulated from 100% naturally grown and carefully dried fresh herbs. Dried herbs produce the most effective teas as the process of drying causes the cell walls of the plant material to "break down" easily, releasing the valuable nutrients when rehydrated. To prepare, boil 1 gallon of water in a large pot. Remove from heat, add 1/2 cup herbal tea and tightly cover. Steep for 4-8 hours, strain into a pitcher and add plant material to the compost heap. Enjoy teas hot or cold, adding natural sweeteners, lemon, mint or other flavorings if desired as this will not affect the medicinal qualities of the tea. Follow dosage directions on tea labels.