If you’re looking for a refreshing summer sipper, this calendula herbal tea recipe is for you. It is light, floral, and slightly fruity. Not to mention packed with health benefits from the addition of calendula.
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 brings a lot more to the table than just its looks.
Calendula boasts antiviral properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and also works to improve oral health. When combined with white tea and sweet orange peel, the result is a refreshing tea that tastes great and is great for you. This recipe makes 15 to 20 servings.
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 (heaping if you want it strong) per cup of water
- Bring 1 cups of 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.
As always, feel free to experiment with different ratios to match your flavor preferences. If you want a more floral blend, add in more Calendula! Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, 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. If you do decide to add in Rose, you may want to also up the amounts of white tea used in order to maintain a balanced flavor profile.