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  1. Sukhi says:

    Dear Ben,
    I was given some dried seabuckthorn berries from a the owner of a cottage we rented in Stravloupli (North Greece) who was a forest engineer and seemed to have a natural remedy for everything.
    He said they were excellent for me to have as a tea. They are almost black – like a dried shriveled up raisin. I’ve forgotten how I was meant to make it! Do I just boil them in water for 10-12 mins strain and drink or do I need to steep them in boiling water or grind them first.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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      Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:


      Indeed, I just got dried sea buckthorns first time ever, but I’ve only tried them once so far. I simply added about 2 cups of freshly boiled water and let them steep for about 15 minutes then added some honey and orange zest. They didn’t change their colour much, and I found that their aroma was not as strong as with fresh / frozen berries. Perhaps, I could have added a little bit more of them. Actual boiling will probably make them release more of their juices / aroma, but they also could loose some vitamin C. I didn’t think of grinding the dried berries, but I think that’s a great idea indeed – this should give you as much of the flavour as possible. I would recommend steeping – not boiling in this case – then straining the tea before serving (if desired). Just try making a small serving with this powder, and please let me know if this worked!

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