The liquid to be infused is typically boiled and then poured over the botanic, which is then allowed to steep in the liquid for a period of time. The liquid is then strained (or the herbs otherwise removed from the liquid) before use. A common example of an infusion is tea; lemon, chamomile, ginger and a great many other plants are used in infusions with water to create herbal remedies.
Sugar can be infused with natural flavors as well. Sugar can be easily infused with vanilla by simply adding a vanilla bean to a jar of sugar and allowing it to sit until the sugar absorbs the aroma and flavor of the vanilla bean. Vanilla sugar is a delightful accompaniment to fresh fruit, coffee drinks and herbal tea infusions.
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