I first heard of the Moringa Tree this past spring when I was looking for alternatives to livestock feed. I wanted something that was living, full of nutrients and non-GMO. During my research I learned that the leaves of this tree were good for making tea for us and the leaves contained huge amounts of vitamins, potassium, protein and calcium. I was intrigued with this plant and decided I wanted to grow some both for my livestock, especially my rabbits and myself.
Moringa Tree is a very fast growing tropical tree and here in Indiana I keep it in a pot in the greenhouse during the winter months. I received three roots from my friend Karen at Blue Yonder Urban Farms who grows and sells both Moringa roots and the seeds in her shop. I also came across her recipe How To Make Moringa Tea, Using Dried Moringa Leaves! which I asked to share here with all of you. She said that was fine. I encourage you to go to her site and read the full post however because there is a lot more information on this wonderful plant and how to make the tea there. She gives tips on how to grow the plant, how to harvest the leaves, washing, drying, removing the leaves and even storage tips!
So here is the recipe:
How To Easily Make Outstanding Homemade Moringa Tea
Check out this homemade tea recipe using Moringa leaves! It’s easy to make, the tree is easy to grow. Morniga tea is the perfect beverage to start your day!
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Moringa leaves
Sweetener if desired
1. Bring the water to a boil.
2. Place the Moringa leaves in a tea ball and put that in your cup.
3. Pour the boiling water over the top of the leaves, cover the cup and allow the leaves to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. You can also dry the leaves and store them in a glass jar or make your own tea bags for winter use.
4. Remove the lid and drink as is. You can add Stevia, honey or sugar at this point if you wish.