Hawthorn Tea

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Hawthorn Tea
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Category: Beverage recipes
Servings: >8 servings
Energy: 2-20? Cal
Time: ~10 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy


Hawthorn Tea is a sweetened beverage made from Herbs and Lemon juice. The idea is to improve the immune defense, and the flu and sore throat condition as well. Although hawthorn fruit grows throughout many parts of Europe, it is most frequently used in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the British Isles. These are the areas where it has gained a loyal following over the years for its cardiac benefits, as well as the symbolism it has in folklore. For example, it is used to decorate the Queen's table at Christmas in the United Kingdom and it is also sent as a gift that symbolizes health and power in other areas. Clinical studies have backed up a lot of folk medicinal knowledge in the past couple of decades and scientists today continue to make promising advances in their knowledge of how this plant works within the body.

Ingredients[edit]

  • 1 Hawthorn tea bag
  • 1 one small twig rosemary (just the leaves)
  • 1 one small twig sage (just the leaves)
  • 7 thin slices of fresh ginger
  • 3 soupspoons sugar
  • 5 soupspoons Lemon juice

Procedure[edit]

Boil a short time, one liter of water with the tea bag, the rosemary, the sage and the ginger. Turn off the heat and leave it 5-10 minutes. Filter the tea and add the sugar and the lemon juice. Mix.

To serve[edit]

Ready to serve after cooling.