Flowers are not just for decorations, lifting the mood, a wonderful gift. It can also be made as tea. After reading this blog post, I hope you won’t just throw away those flowers you bought or you were given when it’s not pretty anymore. Let’s make a tea out of it. I’ll teach you how and tell you which flowers can be turned into.
Why Make a Tea From Flowers?
Before we go to the procedure, let us answer this question first. Aside from using the most out of the flowers, tea from its petals could be the taste that you’re looking for. Also, if you don’t want caffeine in tea, flower tea can be your best choice. It also has the same relaxation effect.
Flowers That Can be Made as Tea
All edible flowers can be made into tea, but not all taste great– some are really worse than the bitterest tea. So here’s a list of flowers that you can use:
- Rose Petals
There are other flowers that can be made as tea, but the ones listed above are the most commonly seen in flower arrangements.
How to Make a Tea From Flowers?
First things first, use only healthy flowers that are free from pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or herbicides. Best to ask the florist about this or grow your own flowers. Then, you can either use fresh flowers or dry them first. If you want to use the fresh ones, just make sure to rinse them. Personally, I prefer dried ones because you can store it for later use. If you decided to dry it first, just tie the flower stems, and hang them together upside-down in a well-ventilated, warm, dark place. Or you can also dry them in the oven– just be careful not to burn them. To keep it for over a year, store the dried flowers in an air-tight jar and prop in a dark place
Whichever you prefer– fresh or dried– making a tea out of it is easy. Just put one tablespoon of fresh or dried flowers into one cup of boiling water. Let it steep for three to ten minutes– the longer it brews, the stronger it will be. You can use a tea bag or tea ball, or strain the tea with a cloth. Lastly, enjoy the floral tea.