Jul 162011

[photo-hawthorn berry honey tea]


This tea tastes great.  In fact, it tastes a bit like iced tea but with a hint of sweet hawthorn fragrance when served cool.  This tea is so refreshing and aperitive.  I love a cup of this tea after a heavy meal has been had.  This is because hawthorn is known to aid in digestion and support the functions of the stomach and spleen.  The Medical Center at the University of Maryland also sited that hawthorn could benefit those with hypertension and heart disease.

This particular recipe is also very easy to make and takes about 15 minutes to make.  It only requires a handful of dried hawthorn berry slices (which you can buy conveniently online in small quantities), honey (I prefer raw unprocessed types), and some ice cubes.  This tea can be prepared in advance and stored in a glass pitcher inside the refrigerator.  It is a great alternative to a plain regular iced tea.

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Recipe: Hawthorn Berry Honey Tea
Recipe type: Tea
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Serves: 2
  • 2 tbsp of hawthorn berry slices
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of raw honey
  • 5 - 6 ice cubes
  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot. In the meanwhile, wash the hawthorn to rinse away any debris.
  2. Add the hawthorn to the boiling water. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour the hot hawthorn tea into a glass pitcher. Add 1 tsp of honey and stir. Then add 5-6 ice cubes to cool the tea. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


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  5 Responses to “Hawthorn Berry Honey Tea”

  1. I will give this one a try, husband has heart trouble. Thank you!

  2. I hope this note finds you well. What is the Chinese name for Hawthorn berry? Take care, BAM

  3. Hi Bobbi / Bamskitchen,

    Thank you very much for your comment. The Chinese name for Hawthorn berry is 山楂. In Hong Kong, one of the very popular snacks called “Haw Flakes” is made out of this 山楂 fruit too.

    I hope this helps!


  4. Thank you Sharon. I will also have to keep a look out for Haw Flakes as well. I am sure they are yummy.
    Take care,

  5. Hi BAM,

    I hope you do get to find the Haw Flakes. They are such a delicious snack…a little tart and a little sweet. Love them!

    Sharon | Chinese Soup Pot

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