It’s easy to put matters concerning your heart health in the back burner, especially when you don’t even have any present heart issues. It’s also easy to mistake signs of poor cardiac health for various other health related issues. Consuming healthy amounts of hawthorn berries will prove tons of health advantages.
This is why it matters that one will take the necessary steps in maintaining proper heart health long before it develops into something more serious. This heart healthy tea blend is one way of treating your heart better without the frills and fuss.
This tea is primarily made from hawthorn berries; It also features Lemon and Hibiscus and the respective health benefits that each offers.
Combining Hibiscus and hawthorn is quite popular, especially among herbalists as it lends to better blood circulation and blood pressure. Combined together, the two create an excellent brew, offering a slightly tart, thirst-quenching and immensely refreshing sip.
Hibiscus and Hawthorn Berries Tea Recipe
Here are the ingredients that you need:
- Dried Hawthorn berries – 5 Tablespoons
- Dried Hibiscus – 5 Tablespoons
- Dried Lemon Peel – 2 Tablespoons
These ingredients should give you about 15 servings.
Here’s how you make it:
You want to maximize the benefits of all your tea blend ingredients. This is why a decoction is the most ideal method to pursue. While it isn’t necessary, if you can spare the time, it is best to follow this method as it allows you to maximize the active components that you’ll get for each cup.
Skipping the decoction part and just steeping the ingredients as you would any regular tea is fine too. But most of the beneficial medicinal components of the ingredients will most likely not reach the final cup.
To make a decoction, follow these steps:
- Boil your preferred amount of water.
- For every cup of water, add one tablespoon of the tea blend.
- Lower the heat and simmer the mixture for about 30 minutes. Make sure to keep the lid on.
- Turn the heat off completely. Allow the tea to steep for 30 more minutes.
- Strain the decoction and drink.
You can also brew several servings of the tea. Just make sure to keep it in the fridge to keep it fresh. The tea tastes even better when served cold. Reheating will not be necessary. It should keep in the fridge for about 3 days.