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07-16-2010, 12:45 AM
Sweet Birch tea is a refreshing tea. It can be made year round but is a bit more flavorful in the Spring.

Take 6-8 small twigs from the tips of a branch and crush them.

Bring two cups of water to a light simmer.

Add the twigs and simmer for 2-4 minutes, do not boil.

The water will turn an amber color and smell of wintergreen.


07-16-2010, 12:35 PM
I have tried it and found it to be excellent. I just poured the boiling water into a cup, put in the crushed twigs, and let it steep for a few minutes. Wintergreen can be used to make a very similar tea. Both Birch and Wintergreen grow in my area.