Heart health can be easy to overlook, especially if you don’t currently have any heart issues. The symptoms of poor heart health are easy to mistake for other health problems, which is why it’s so important to take actionable steps towards maintaining your heart health before issues develop.
This tea blend is a great way to be kind to your heart with minimum hassle. It features Hawthorn berries, which are one of the best herbal allies for heart and circulatory health. Hibiscus and Lemon also shine in this mix and boast some amazing health benefits of their own.
The combination of Hawthorn and Hibiscus is popular among herbalists for promoting healthy blood pressure and for improving circulation throughout the body. They also taste excellent together and make a refreshing brew that is fruity, slightly tart, and thirst quenching.
Hawthorn Berries and Hibiscus Herbal Tea Recipe
What You’ll Need
- 5 TBSP dried Hawthorn Berries
- 5 TBSP dried Hibiscus
- 2 TBSP Dried Lemon peel
- This will yield you around 15 servings
How to Make It
In order to get the most out of tea blends that contain dried berries, like hawthorn, you should make a decoction. You don’t have to, but if you take the time to do it, it will ensure that you are getting a significant amount of the active constituents in each cup that you drink. If you skip the decoction and steep it like a “regular” tea, a lot of the medicinal components will stay in the berries and not make it into your cup.
- Bring your desired amount of water to a boil
- Add one tablespoon of your tea blend per cup of water used
- Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes with a lid
- Turn off the heat and let steep for another 30 minutes
- Strain the mixture and drink
If you brew multiple servings of this blend, it will stay fresh in the fridge for about three days. It tastes excellent when served cold, so there is no need to worry about reheating this one.