Thursday, 9 July 2015

Mulberry Tea 桑叶茶

My aunt gave me two mulberry plants and it had been flourishing really well.  Initially I thought only the berries can be eaten but later on, I came to know that the leaves has good health properties as well. (You are read about it here). 

During the last get together with a hobby group of friends, instead of serving soda drinks, I brewed this Mulberry Tea and it was well received.

I didn't bother to sun dried the leaves but just harvest them and brew right away.  I sweetened it with raw sugar and top it off with ice cubes.

You can sundried it for a few days (if it crushed easily into powder form then it is good to store).  Store it in airtight container.




What you need:

10 mulberry leaves
1 litre of water
raw sugar to taste

Method:

Only harvest matured leaves that is deep in green.  Young leaves have toxin.

Wash clean.

Bring a pot of water to boil and add in the leaves.

Brew for 10 mins.  

Sweeten with raw sugar and top off with ice cubes if you like it cold.



Note: If yours is dried leaves, just add boiling water and infused.






This post is linked to – Little Thumbs Up July 2015 (Tea) – organised by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Cheryl from Baking Taitai.



Cheers!



1 comment:

  1. Hi Edith,

    You are a lucky gal with two healthy mulberry plants... They can give you lots of these beautiful tea to enjoy everyday.

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for dropping by. Will be delighted to see your kitchen adventure on this recipe. Give me a tinkle if you do. Cheers