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    (FMR) Wilderness Guide pgvoutdoors's Avatar
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    Default Sweet Birch (Black Birch) Tea

    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.

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    Voice in the Wilderness preachtheWORD's Avatar
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    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.
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