Here is the pot we recommend for brewing essiac tea. The stainless steel pot will allow for a good brew free of chemicals or other unwanted substances. If you don't have a stainless steel pot, you can use any pot that isn't made with aluminum. Be sure you get an 8 quart pot if you plan, as most do, to brew one gallon at a time.
This is a pitcher we like due to it's properties including the materials it's made from as well as the option to open the top of the pitcher easily.
If you prefer to use glass pitchers, most of them are 64 oz. so you'll need two to hold a gallon of essiac.
We also suggest stirring your essiac with a large wooden spoon before pouring each dose so that some of the powdered herbs make it into each dose you pour. You also might need one to stir the tea or to drape over the top of the pot to prevent boiling over. Here is one we like:
If you order bulk herbs or don't use a whole packet at once for some reason, a kitchen scale will help ensure that you use the correct amount. Using measuring cups won't be exactly accurate due to the way the herbs can settle during transport or over time. The small kitchen scales are so inexpensive nowadays that there is no excuse not to have one if you're buying in bulk.
Some companies have different, more complex methods for brewing. While we can't speak for why they do what they do, we know for a fact that we are recommending you make essiac tea just as Rene Caisse did herself, researched, and recommended. Rest assured, when making our product the way we describe, you won't miss out on a thing.
Many other companies are falling prey to the myths and misconceptions that are out there. Some of them don't even know that they have been duped. Companies that sell you whole herbs are going to have an entirely different set of instructions, but don't worry - those instructions don't apply to our product.
We hope this guide made you feel more confident that you have exactly the essiac supplies you will need on hand to make your first brew!If you have questions about your essiac tea supplies, click here to contact us.