This collection of Sea Buckthorn Tea infused with apples, oranges, spices, and honey will warm your soul and body during cold autumn days. The tea is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants which will boost your immune system.
Sea Buckthorn Tea
Hello everyone and hello (almost) the mid of November. Isn’t it the time to get some extra vitamins to fight cold and soggy fall days? I’ve got you covered. Please welcome Sea Buckthorn Tea!
I assume many of you are not familiar with sea buckthorns. However, you might remember I’ve shared some recipes with these beautiful berries before; please check this Chicken Salad with Sea Buckthorn Dressing and this Sea Buckthorn Curd. I understand that if you reside in the U.S., you might have not even seen these berries in the stores. Hint: search the International departments of your supermarket. Another hint: if you have European (For instance, Russian or Polish grocery stores) in around your area, check the department of frozen produce. Another way how is that you can find dried berries online which would be a bit more expensive (But you won’t need a lot of them).
Sea buckthorns have a lot of benefits including antioxidants, omega fatty acids, and vitamins (Particularly, vitamin C in large quantities, vitamins E and A. Paired with other ingredients (like citrus fruits and honey), the Sea Buckthorn Tea a perfect remedy against a cold. Berries have a specific, slightly bitter, and sharp (and not too sweet) flavor so make sure to add enough honey to your taste.
For this collection, I have created regular sea buckthorn tea, sea buckthorn tea with apples, and sea buckthorn tea with oranges. I am sure you can try other combinations, but my favourite is the one with oranges. Luscious oranges perfectly pair tartness of these berries. And don’t forget some spices like cinnamon or star anise. I think (I’m not sure though) that some rum or bourbon would be a good addition, too!
Now, you should get sea buckthorns, make some Sea Buckthorn Tea, and thank me for this recipe while seating in the armchair covered in a blanket and sipping this delightful hot tea on a freezing winter night. The fireplace and rum are optional :)
- 6-7 cups water
- 1,5-2 cups frozen sea buckthorns
- 1/3 cup honey, or more to taste
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken
- 1-2 star anise
- Additionally: one apple, sliced and one large orange
- Combine the water with the sea buckthorns and spices and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 10-12 minutes, occasionally smashing the berries with a spatula to release more juice.
- Off heat. Stir in the honey, cover, and let stand for about 10-15 minutes. Try and add more honey if needed.
- You can strain the tea or enjoy it with the berries.
- For the apple version, combine the water with the berries, apple, and spices and proceed as the basic recipe.
- For the orange infused tea, add the juice of one orange along with the water, berries, and spices. You can also add a few rings with zest (but don't add too much though).