I'm trying to make homemade orange herbal tea bags from scratch.
I have found some recipes that require drying fresh orange peels, and then brewing it on a stovetop with other spices such as cinnamon, cardamon, and cloves.
If I am trying to make tea bags, should I try to crush all the ingredients into powder or should I leave them relatively whole in the tea bag?
I'd like to accomplish 3 goals for the tea bags:
They can be stored for a long time
They will continue to taste good when brewed
They can be brewed relatively quickly by just using the tea bag in boiling water.
Does anyone have any experience on which method would be better, or perhaps suggest an alternate method?