Rosemary is a wonderful healing and relaxing herb with a long history of medicinal, aromatic, and culinary uses. There’s no better way to enjoy the benefits of this herb than using it to make tea. We will tell you exactly how to make Rosemary tea, but first, a little background about this incredible herb.
Origins of Rosemary Tea
If you have been on a herbal tea journey, you are probably familiar with the unmistakable aroma of Rosemary. It has its origins in South America and the Mediterranean region, from the rosemary bush. Rosemary tea has been used for centuries to improve the quality of sleep as well as a memory booster among other health benefits.
While the health benefits of rosemary have been known across the centuries, a great deal of scientific studies have since proven many of its well-known benefits. They include:
- May help lower blood sugar levels due to the compounds found in the tea (potential application for managing certain diabetic conditions)
- Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties
- Memory and mood booster – rosemary intake has been found to lower anxiety levels and improve concentration
- Promoting brain health – from the effects of neurodegenerative diseases and aging
- Promoting hair growth
Although many studies are still ongoing, there’s absolutely no doubt about the health benefits of this wonder herb. More reasons to learn how to make rosemary tea.
Many tea lovers enjoy drinking a cup of rosemary tea because of the aroma as you draw the cup to your lips as well as for the subtle, refreshing flavor. Perhaps, it’s unsurprising that it has been used a stimulating herb in salts, tinctures, oils, and tonics.
Unlike many other herbal teas that often have an array of complex flavors, rosemary tea has a soothing and distinct grassy flavor profile. Just sipping rosemary tea makes you feel better.
Recipe - How to Make Rosemary Tea
This may come as a surprise but, there are only two ingredients required to make rosemary tea; Water and rosemary leaves.
Here’s how to make rosemary tea;
Step One: Bring a cup of water to a boil and then add one teaspoon of loose leaf rosemary leaves. If you prefer your tea more flavorful or you like your teas pretty strong, put the leaves into an infuser and let them steep for about 5-10 minutes.
Step Two: Use a mesh strainer with smaller holes to strain the rosemary leaves. If you used a tea infuser, remove the leaves. You may discard the rosemary leaves at this point.
Step Three: Pour the rosemary tea into your favorite cup or mug and enjoy.
Step Four: This is an optional step. Add honey, sugar, syrup, or your favorite sweetener to create the exact kind of taste you love in your tea.
FAQs on How to Make Rosemary Tea
Does rosemary tea blend well with other teas?
It blends quite well with lavender tea and thyme rosemary tea. But if you are feeling adventurous, try out different blends and see if you find that exquisite taste.
Can I add sweeteners without interfering with the taste?
Yes. The key word is moderation. Throwing in several lumps of sugar will, of course, overpower the taste. Add a little bit of honey or Splenda and enjoy the lovely infusion. Note that you can still enjoy rosemary tea without sweeteners.
- Don’t drink rosemary tea if you are allergic to any other plant in the rosemary family
- Avoid seek professional medical advice before taking rosemary if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have any medical conditions or under long-term medication, always speak to a medical professional before consuming any herbal teas