I love raspberry leaf! It is a pleasant tasting herb with a mildly sweet flavor reminiscent of black tea but sans all that caffeine. I have fond memories of drinking this blend during my pregnancy many years ago. Since it’s gentle on the stomach, I drank quite a bit, and it really agreed with me at a time when many other foods didn't!
Now that my little one is approaching his teenage years, I can enjoy a cup of this blend with him. He appreciates a good herbal tea and has even dabbled in creating his own!
Raspberry leaf has traditionally been used as a nourishing reproductive tonic. It's a balanced herb for everyone of any age. Plus, raspberry leaf contains vitamins and minerals (like iron, manganese, and niacin) in an easily absorbable form. I like to pair it with other nutritive herbs like nettle and rosehips—a great and tasty way to take your vitamins!
As the Production Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs, I get the pleasure of inventing our tea recipes and overseeing our lovely team who blends herbs to make the organic loose-leaf teas we offer. While I haven’t added this recipe to our line of teas, I’m excited to share this recipe with those of you who like to concoct your own blends at home.
This recipe creates 4 oz. of tea blend. One of the most helpful tools for home tea blending is a small kitchen scale. Measuring herbs by weight instead of volume enables you to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the blend! If you don't have a scale on hand, you can always order our 1 oz. sizes to help you estimate.
- 1.5 oz. organic raspberry leaf
- 1 oz. organic nettle leaf
- 0.5 oz. organic rosehips
- 0.5 oz. organic hibiscus flowers
- 0.5 oz organic dried orange peel
Blend together all ingredients. Place 1-3 teaspoons of the blend in a tea strainer, tea filter, or other tea accessory of choice. Pour freshly boiled water over the blend and let steep covered for at least 5 minutes, or longer to taste. This blend is also wonderful iced!
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