Raspberry Leaf Tea by Buddha Teas
Raspberries may be
the most famous part of the raspberry bush, but the raspberry
leaves also create a light and fresh herbal tea.
adore the sweet and tart flavor of raspberries, but they aren’t
the only good things to be gained from a raspberry bush.
Raspberries belong to the rose family, and they thrive in
temperate regions all over the globe. Humans have cultivated
raspberry plants for generations because of the desirable fruit.
In that time, the herbalists of long ago also discovered that
the leaves could be used to make herbal tea. Raspberry tea is
smooth and mild in flavor, and is well suited by a bit of sugar
Raspberry leaf tea has been highly valued in the
herbal tea community for generations, and not without good
reason. The leaves of the raspberry plant contain a number of
important nutrients, including vitamin A, C, E, and B vitamins.
It is an excellent source of calcium, providing natural calcium
that is easily absorbed into the body, and offers other minerals
like iron, magnesium, phosphorus and sulfur. The leaves are also
known to provide flavonoids, tannins and the phenol ellagic
acid, all of which have antioxidant properties. With these
nutrients, it’s easy to see why raspberry leaf tea is such a
popular herbal brew.
Fresh water is
essential for brewing a great cup of tea.
- Use one teabag
per cup of boiling water.
- Cover and steep for 3 to 6
- Remove tea bag and enjoy!