I suggest that you should be able to make Tea in the LOTR mod. That would work like this:
To Make Tea you need to boil the water first. You would do it like this:
If you drink it, you get 12 Damage.
You need to brew the actual Tea. To do this you need:
1: The Tea Plant
A plant that looks like a Mixture of Pipeweed and Athelas. It grows in Every biome Except for: Mordor and Angmar, Mirkwood, all kinds of Mountains and Deserts. By Punching or "Mining" it you'll gain 2-4 Tea Seeds (Wich look like a darker Version of Wheat Seeds)
2: Plant the Tea Plant
It works just like Planting Carrots or Wheat. By Punching or "Mining" it you'll gain 3-5 Tea Leaf
3: Dry the Leafs
4. Craft a Teabag
5: Put the Teabag in the Vessil
Right-Klick Your Boiled Water With the Teabag and Wait for 5 minutes. It Will Change it's Texture when ready. A ready tea looks like this ------>
The Tea will give you Speed II and Haste II for 3 Minutes and fill 3 Hungerpoints.
I mean the Hibiscus thing. To the other thing: The time the Teabag spend in the water is meaningless. It can stay longer, if the water isn't as hot as the water in that the Teabag spend less time, but adding that into the mod would be silly.
Great idea! However, I think teaBAGS wouldn't really be a thing in Middle earth... maybe just the normal tea leaves? Unless you want to add a way to take the leaves out...
Imo, the best tea is the REAL tea with boiled water, tea leaves, and sugar/milk added. Teabags are just a uneccassary adaption which make life a bit TOO simple if you know what I mean. But kudos anyway!
(however, I am doubting the overpoweredness of the tea... speed 3-5 and regen?! Dam. I suggest a "Warm" effect which means you get no frost damage or frost debuffs, including chill of daedalos and the frost damage in forodwaith. Kudos nonetheless!)