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Sunday 28 August 2011

Raspberry leaf tea

We are planning to get some nice natural teas in for the winter when pine needle tea gets boring so at this time of year it's good to harvest some choice flavours. Having already stored some Yarrow, it's time for some berry leaf teas..

Choose your leaves and leave them for a day or two on a south facing window ledge

Once dry crush them loosely and store them in a sealed bag to prevent moisture spoiling them, easy as that!

Raspberry leaf tea is a traditional remedy to ease childbirth and apparently very reliable in easing menstrual cramps, it also contains vitamins A, C, E and B, magnesium, calcium and iron so is also a great alround pick me up. One of the most important teas to keep in the Bushcrafters arsenal.


  1. Coincidence!;-) I am just about to collect my teas, too, and raspberry is among them. Also blueberry, blackberry, nettle, salvia, thyme, plantago and St. John´s wort.
    Will post soon...;-)

  2. Looking forward to it, thats a great collection, I might just take inspiration from you!!