Fruit isn't the only useful product of a tree! Leaves can be used in a variety of ways including homemade tea! Throw these ingredients in a pot and enjoy your one-of-a-kind tea in minutes!
10 small red currant leaves
5 small blackberry leaves
3 sprigs melissa
3 springs wild thyme
1 small apple
1 small pear
3-4 tbsp dry nettle / green tea / black tea
8 cups boiling water
honey for serving
Wash all the herbs and leaves thoroughly. Thinly slice the apple and pear. Rinse a porcelain pot with boiling water. Place all the ingredients into the warmed up porcelain pot and pour boiling water over in. Cover with a lead and wrap in a clean kitchen towel and let brew for 10 minutes. Serve right away with honey. If you don’t drink all the tea at once it’s better to pour the remaining tea through the strainer and discard the leaves (chill the tea, if you like) – there is nothing worse than the tea that has been brewed way too long (over 1 hour).
Note: the flavor of the tea may appear subtle to you if you have not had tea of fresh leaves, herbs and leaves before. To give it stronger flavor you can replace dry nettle with regular green or black tea.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Idea from: Delicious Istanbul
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