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How much dried herbs to use per portion of tea?

When buying herbal teas in dry form (leaves, ginger, etc) how much are we supposed to use for each serving? Does it depend on the herb? I am not sure if I should use a full tea spoon or just a couple ...
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Do spices grown in higher altitude above 1500m for e.g. ( Himalayan foothills ) have any special feature or higher potency?

Do spices and herbs sourced from the foothills of the Himalayas such as Black Cardamom, Ginger, Pepper, etc have higher potency or flavor profile? Compared to hills, they would lack nutrition, but how ...
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Dehydrating herbs

Can I dehydrate different kinds of herbs on different trays at the same time in my dehydrator? Or, can each tray be a different herb. I am drying sage, oregano, parsley, and thyme.
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Herb drying question

I picked fresh oregano, rosemary and purple basil. I placed them in a dark room with a oil heater set to high and a oscillating fan blowing is in the room as well. The heat was on for 4 days, then ...
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How to use dried onion flakes as a substitute for fresh onion?

In Poland, onions are very juicy. In addition to that, gas has low intensity. As a result, it takes a lot of time to sauté onions, and onions are almost impossible to deep fry on the pan. To fight the ...
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Two different gynostemma teas taste completely different, why?

So i've ordered 2 different brands of gynostemma (or jiaogulan in chinese) and they each taste very differently. The first one I've ordered tastes extremely bitter, the second one I've ordered tastes ...
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What to do with a large bag of dried fennel seeds [closed]

I've come into the possession of half a kilo of dried fennel seeds. I don't generally cook with it or have any meal prep ideas that I can add it to... except maybe some sort of pasta sauce? It's too ...
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Do dried peppermint leaves lose flavor quickly in cooking? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out at which stage of cooking should I add finely chopped dried pepppermint leaves to get some minty flavor in my cooking... I tried a few times and all I get is the smell of mint ...
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Name of an herb or spice that is small, dark spines [closed]

My question is about an herb that my mother used in her spaghetti sauce, and that I did as well using her recipe... And neither of us can remember what it actually was. I remember the flavor, but ...
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How long can home dried herbs be stored?

I am growing the "heal-all herb", Prunella Vulgaris, and am planning to dry the leaves and flowers in order to make a medicinal tea. How long is it safe to keep the herb once dried? I would prefer to ...
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berberis vulgaris vs berberis aristata

I was reading about zershek (dried berberis vulgaris fruit) in Iran and being Indian , I searched if this is grown in India. I found that berberis aristata is grown in Himalayas and it's fruit is ...
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Fresh spices vs Dried spices

I am new to this community and I have a question in mind. Spices like garlic , cinnamon etc after drying lose the volatile oil content in them. [HERE, HERE] Though We see fresh garlic in market ...
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How to remove stem bits from dried rosemary

I bought some dried rosemary and discovered that it includes some tiny bits of stem along with the dried leaves. Separating out the undesirable bits using my fingers is a really tedious process. Is ...