Bone Man's Note:
This is a delicious and medicinal tea (for whatever ails you), but you'll have to head for the eastern woodlands to gather the main ingredient, spicebush. Also, it is a seasonal tea as the twigs are best gathered in the Spring after the sap has come up but before the leaves gain any size.
My Private Note
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- 1Gather the spicebush twigs, stripping off any leaves.
- 2Break the twigs into 4"-6" lengths.
- 3Place twigs in a three-quart pan and add the water.
- 4Bring to a rolling boil, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, until the tea takes on a slightly yellow coloration.
- 5Strain the tea into a gallon jar, using a colander.
- 6Add the honey and stir.
- 7(Sometimes I use plain sugar or sorghum molasses, depending on what is in my cabinet).
- 8Serve hot.
- 9You can store it in the refrigerator and microwave it as you use it.
- 10It will keep for at least a week.
- 11TIP: 8 ounces of twigs will pretty much fill a three-quart pan.
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Nutritional Facts for Spicebush Tea
Serving Size: 1 (2412 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 51.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 19.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 13.8 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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