It’s hawthorn blossom season in London at the moment and while the trees are in bloom it’s a great time to make fresh tea or dry the flowers for future use.
The tea has a subtle flavour and apparently is good for circulation, blood pressure and mental wellbeing. Plus it’s free.
I find it really satisfying to make things from stuff you’ve grown or found so get picking. Just watch out for the thorns on the hawthorn tree.
As many leaves and sprigs of hawthorn flowers as you can get, without, obviously, ruining the tree.
Just use one sprig per cup, no need to remove it, it looks pretty in the cup.
One Response to “Hawthorn tea”
I grow German Chamomile every year for tea. This year I’m also growing lavender and sweet woodruff that I’l add ground vanilla bean to. I’m trying to mimic one of my favorites. I had no idea that hawthorn was edible. Nice post!