Total Time
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 0 mins

A lovely longevity tonic. (This recipe is from the cookbook "How It All Vegan".)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 teaspoon raspberry leaf
  • 1 teaspoon hawthorn berries
  • 1 teaspoon chickweed
  • 1 teaspoon calendula flowers
  • 2 cups water


  1. In the evening, place the ingredients in a glass mason jar.
  2. Add water but do not cap.
  3. Set jar outside right under the moonlight all night long.
  4. Strain and drink first thing in the morning.
Most Helpful

Well I didn't set this out in the moonlight, I just steeped it about 20 min. and it was a very mellow tea to go to bed on. I slept like a baby. Thanks for posting.

LizAnn November 17, 2007

I've tried this both made as a hot tea and as a cold tea (steeped overnight as the recipe directs) and its delightful and refreshing either way! It has a lightly bitter almost lemony taste and is very refreshing. I just mixed up a container of this with equal proportions of all the herbs and added it to my tea collection. I just add 2 tsp of this mixture for every cup and I've got a lovely refreshing light-flavored up of tea. Good plain or sweetened with a touch of honey.

Roosie September 10, 2004