TeasandPeas wrote:Today I went to Teavana and bought ...a Chocolate Banana herbal. I find the herbal a bit weak. Do they tend to be that way?
Herbal teas can be strong or weak, depending on the ingredients and how you brew them. I've never bought any tea from Teavana, so can't speak to their specific brews, but when I was first learning about tea, I drank a lot of celestial seasonings herbal teas, and eventually started making some of my own herbal blends. If your herbal tea, or any tea for that matter, starts out too weak, you can make it stronger by (1) brewing longer (which you already tried); (2) using more tea; and (3) using hotter water. If the brewing longer is more than a minute or two, it's usually better to work on the tea/water ratio.