If you’re looking for a refreshing summer sipper, this calendula herbal tea recipe could be for you. It is light, floral, and slightly fruity.
Calendula is a member of the Marigold family, and it’s hard to mistake its bright orange petals. It is commonly found in floral arrangements, but when it’s made into a tea, it reportedly brings a lot more to the table than just its looks. *Never consume calendula unless you’re absolutely certain of what it is, always buy from a trusted source*
Calendula is believed to have a number of properties, including antiviral and anti-inflammatory (but don’t take our word for it, be sure to speak with a medical professional that you trust before trying any new herb). When combined with white tea and sweet orange peel, the result is a refreshing tea that tastes great.
However, It should be avoided if you’re pregnant (as should many other herbs).
Important note: Below we’ve provided a recipe that we’ve used in the past… But you must consult with your doctor and do thorough research before attempting to use it or make it for yourself. We are not medical professionals and we are not giving this recipe in an attempt to offer medical advice. While we enjoy opening people up to the world of herbs, and we do our best to provide valuable insight, our instructions and information may be subject to error. This blend is not guaranteed or scientifically proven to be effective, and we are not qualified to say how it may or may not impact your health.
What You’ll Need
- 7 TBSP Calendula
- 7 TBSP White tea
- 1 TBSP Sweet orange peel
How to Make
- Thoroughly blend all of the ingredients
- Measure out 1 teaspoon per cup of water
- Bring water to a boil
- Pour the water over the tea and let steep for 5 minutes
- Strain (or remove tea bag if you’re using one) and drink
This blend tastes great over ice when the weather is warm. If you want to make a large batch, the measurements can be adjusted as needed. It will stay fresh for about three days if it kept cold in the fridge. If you want a more floral blend, try adding in a few tablespoons of rose petals to this mix.
Rose and calendula make a great pair, and Rose also pairs well with the white tea used in this blend.