How to Make Flower Tea?

How lovely would it be if you could pick flowers from your garden and make your own floral tea?

There are so many pretty flowers that you can make tea with. They are delicious, refreshing, and good for your health!

Let’s learn to make tea with two beautiful flowers: Hibiscus and Chamomile. Please do ask a parent to help you.

Hibiscus tea

Hibiscus is a beautiful trumpet-shaped flower that grows in warm weather. Hibiscus tea can be made with fresh flowers or dried flowers. Red Hibiscus flowers are most commonly used for making tea.

Hibiscus Tea

What you need:

  • 6 fresh hibiscus flowers or 2 teaspoons of dried flowers
  • Hot water

Steps:

  • Remove the leaves and stem.
  • Pull off the petals and wash them with warm water to remove any dust.
  • Boil 3 cups of water.
  • Add the petals to the water and allow them to steep.
  • After 10 minutes, you will see the colour of the petals change from red to yellow.
  • Remove the petals with a spoon or strainer and pour the remaining liquid into a teacup.
  • You can also add honey, lemon juice, a small cinnamon stick, or dried ginger to add to its flavour.

Your hibiscus tea is ready! It is tangy and tastes good either hot or cold!

Chamomile tea

Chamomile flowers have white petals, a mustard-yellow centre, and look like daisies. People have used them to make tea for many centuries, as they have a lot of healing properties.

Chamomile Tea

What you need:

  • 2 teaspoons of fresh chamomile flowers or 1 teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers
  • Hot water

Steps:

  • Add hot water to a teacup.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of fresh chamomile flowers or 1 teaspoon of dried flowers.
  • Cover the cup with a lid and let it steep for 6 minutes.
  • The tea will emit a sweet smell and turn a shiny yellow colour.
  • Remove the flowers using a spoon or strainer.

Your chamomile tea is ready to sip!

Some other flowers used to make tea are rose, lavender, jasmine, lotus, passionflower, and chrysanthemum.


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