Want to know how to make tea from berries? If leaves aren’t really your thing, then why not try berries instead… I think you’ll be very pleased!
How to Make Tea from Berries
Here’s a berry tea recipe I’ve enjoyed since I was a kid.
You can make the tea I describe below or any version of it with berries from your own garden. It’s very simple, very inexpensive, and very very test. Grab a cup of tea, and keep reading.
Last week, when I was helping my mother set the table for us and some guests, I noticed a bag of tea in the cupboard, and I remembered how we used to make tea from berries. Give it a try, it’s very simple, yet delicious!
What you’ll need:
- Hibiscus Flowers
- Blackcurrant Leaves
- Dehydrator (Optional)
Step 1: Gather the berries
Almost all these fruits and berries grow on my property. We have a chokeberry tree growing near out duck pond, blueberry bushes in posts in our yard, blackcurrant, raspberries, and blackberries growing across our cedar fencing, and apple trees growing in between our garlic planters.
However, like most of us, I too don’t have all the fruits listed above, so in order to make this tea real good, I have to walk around the neighborhood for the fruit, or go on short hikes in the forest to fetch the appropriate berries for this tea.
So if you don’t have all the fruits and berries listed above, ask some neighbors, go on a walk in the park, or there’s always the grocery store. However, if you’re still missing one or two ingredients, that’s fine. The best thing about this tea is that you don’t have to use the exact quantities of the berries and fruits, because just about any amounts will taste fine!
Step 2: Dry everything
Now either dry all the fruits and veggies in the sun or in a dehydrator. Both work perfectly fine.
And it’s done!
Step 3: Storage
Keep this tea mix in a clear Zip Lock bag in a cool, dark place. This tea should be good for 1 year.
Step 4: Brewing
To brew this tea, simply add a pinch to a cup and pour boiling water over it. Or add about 2 tbsp. of the tea to a pitcher/tea pot and fill it with boiling water.
Just prefer blueberries? No problem! Try this blueberry infused tea recipe instead from Rob Olmsted:
What do you think of these steps on how to make tea with berries? Let us know in the comments section what your thoughts are on this homemade tea idea. Will you give it a try? Let us know how it went and share your experience with us in the comment section below.
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Originally posted on December 9, 2015 @ 2:00 PM