Directions for Tea


Supplies Needed: Enameled, glass or stainless steel pot, with lid.  Strainer and funnel (or a glass measuring cup) and clean jars to store the tea in refrigerator.
     Do not use any aluminum utensils as aluminum can react with Essiac tea.

2 OZ PACKAGE (1/2 CUP)= 1 gallon of tea.
1 OZ (1/4 CUP) 4 Tablespoons= 2 quarts of tea
2 Tablespoons= 1 quart of tea.
A two ounce package will last one person a month.
The tea lasts 2 weeks in refrigerator before it starts to sour. Plan accordingly. 
1. Pour Spring, distilled or filtered water into a pot determining the amount you wish to prepare. Add extra water to compensate for evaporation and absorption of herbs. (For each quart you are making add an extra cup of water.)
2. Once the water starts to boil stir in the Essiac Herbs. Replace lid. Boil for 10 minutes only (Make sure it doesn't boil over). Turn off heat.
3. Scrape down the sides of the pot and allow the tea to sit  undisturbed, with lid on, for 8 to 12 hours. Overnight is perfect. 

4. After 8-12 hours, reheat the tea in the covered pot until steaming hot, but not to a boil.  Allow the tea to sit covered and undisturbed for several minutes so that the herbs will settle to the bottom of the pot.
5. Use a funnel or strainer to pour into clean jars.  (If you don’t have a funnel and strainer, you can use a glass measuring cup to pour the tea into the jars.)

6. Carefully pour off the liquid into sterilized jars so as to keep sediment out as much as possible.  Allow to cool and then refrigerate. 
The sediment may be used for poultices on wounds, cuts or burns. (For pets as well)  Some sediment at the bottom of jars is normal and acceptable. Do not use cheesecloth. Even using a strainer there will be sediment at the bottom

Prepare Essiac Tea as above making sure you have sterilized the canning jars, rings, lids and utensils. Even though the Indians didn't have this option!


Pour 1 to 2 fl. oz. of the concentrated Essiac tea (1/8 to 1/4 cup) into a cup and if you prefer the tea warm, add 2 OZ of  hot water. Drink once or twice daily, always drink on an empty stomach. Do NOT microwave the tea. More does not mean better. 
The Tea has a mild, earthy taste. Pleasant and not bitter. 

Take the time to sip your Essiac tea slowly; don’t gulp it down.  According to THE ESSIAC BOOK, Essiac tea is more effective if one holds the tea longer in the mouth; the longer, the better.  This is sometimes referred to as the sublingual method.  "Sublingual" means "under the tongue".  The capillaries under the tongue can absorb the medicinal qualities of sheep sorrel directly into the bloodstream. 

Discard Essiac tea if it tastes sour or when white mold appears floating on the surface.  Essiac herbs and tea are light and heat sensitive so it is important to store in a cool, dry, dark place.
DO NOT USE any sugar, honey, sweetner or sugar substitute. 
Would you prefer to make up the herbs yourself?  Here is the recipe for free! If you can save money we want you to have it!  Just make sure to buy from reputable herb farms and don't forget the Sheep Sorrel ROOT!
RECIPE FOR HERBS to MAKE ESSIAC TEA (our tea has 10% or 25% Sheep Sorrel Root)
Do not drink Essiac if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you have kidney issues make sure you drink plenty of liquid, and if kidneys ache discontinue use. Everyone should drink plenty of water when detoxing with Essiac.
If you get loose stools back off of the dosage. If you have a tumor, essiac could make the tumor swell before dissolving. Depending on where the tumor is, this could be a concern. If a tumor swells in the brain area it could cause a stroke. There has never been a reported case of Essiac causing harm.  Headaches may occur due to the detoxing process. It doesn't seem like 2 ounces of tea is a lot, but it is strong and more doesn't mean better.  
* IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We do not sell nor are we associated with the trademarked (TM) or registered (R) "ESSIAC" products that are sold by other companies in Canada and the US.  We only sell the herbs so that people can make Rene Caisse's tea in their own homes.  Rene Caisse never registered, patented or trademarked "Essiac" which was simply her last name spelled backwards and was originally derived from a native American herbal remedy for cancer.  The word "Essiac" was in common usage in the 1930s, decades before anyone tried to corner the market by "registering" or "trademarking" the word "Essiac".  Furthermore, we only use the "Essiac" formula which Rene Caisse's best friend, Mary McPherson, officially entered into the public domain in a sworn affidavit (AFFIDAVIT) in 1994 in Bracebridge, Ontario.  This formula uses Turkey rhubarb root which is much more pleasant tasting than the Indian rhubarb products on the market (which is why Rene Caisse switched to Turkey rhubarb in her final Essiac tea formula).