I saw the post about Calendula and found this recipe using the flower to make a drink. It’s been a while since I shared one of these recipes, so I feel like this is a good time to do so.
Calendula Iced Tea
“Herbalists have been recommending calendula elixirs, salves, and teas for as long as history tells us. This beautiful yellow bloom is antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal. When infused in hot water, calendula’s flavor is distinct, but not overpowering. It’s the perfect blossom for infusing some plant medicine and magick into our beverages.”
1/2 cup of dried calendula flowers
2 cups of water
Optional Garnish with one sprig of mint or lemon peel
Bring your kettle to a boil and remove from heat. Add calendula flowers into a large heat-proof glass jar and pour hot water over the top. Let steep for several hours. Strain out the flowers with a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. If you prefer sweetness in your teas, add a couple of teaspoons of honey, along with a few ice cubes. Secure the lid and shake for several seconds or until the tea becomes cold and frothy. Garnish with fresh mint or lemon peel.
This recipe is from a small recipe book that I got in my Tamed Wild witchy box. I no longer get it due to the cost, but I hope to resume getting them. I really liked their rituals & recipes. I have made the Elderberry Syrup & I love their Harvest Tea. I found out that I can purchase the teas and such that send separately through their website: Tamed Wild