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Moringa Tea {a simple and frugal healing tea}

Moringa tea is a super nutritious and healing tea. Moringa has a very neutral flavor so it's easy to mix in with other more flavorful herbs.

Being from the South I grew up on tea…sweet tea. In fact, I remember having sweet tea available daily but rarely drinking those fruit flavored drinks. I was an adult before I knew there was any kind of tea besides sweet tea (ok, so I knew about unsweet tea but didn’t know anyone who actually drank it.) Then I learned about healing teas such as moringa tea.

Now I’m planning whole gardens around growing herbs to make teas. Mainly because I enjoy a cup of hot tea each afternoon unless it’s in the dead of summer, but also I’d like to start an after dinner tea to my family. I learned this from our Kenyan friends and it’s such a nice way to end the evening. But quality teas are expensive.

I’ve also been learning in my herbalist course about using herbs to support health. There is such a variety of herbs and almost all of them have some medicinal or healing properties. Since we don’t have any health issues, we use herbal teas to support our health. I’ve been having fun playing around with different combinations but today I wanted to share with you about morninga tea.

I’ve written about how to grow moringa and how we eat it in soups, but you can also make teas with it.

If you don’t already, it’s a good idea to keep notes on each herb that you learn about. I use an herbal profile worksheet for each herb. You can get a copy of this worksheet emailed to you by filling out the form below.

Why make moringa tea?

First of all, it’s incredibly nutritious and has been used as food for thousands of years. But it also has been recently studied as an anti-cancer agent. Let me be clear here, I don’t think that drinking moringa tea is going to cure cancer. However, I do believe that giving your body nutrient rich foods can help reduce the risks of getting cancer. So, we do what can.

Moringa tea is a super nutritious and healing tea. Moringa has a very neutral flavor so it's easy to mix in with other more flavorful herbs.

Since we grow moringa it’s a logical choice for a base for our tea. When  cooked, moringa tastes similar to spinach but as a tea it doesn’t really have a flavor. So I like to add “flavors” to it. Some of my favorites are lemon zest (from our homegrown lemons), mint, lemon balm, lavender, chamomile and vanilla bean. Most of these are herbs I grow so that is what I use.

I really like to use this mesh strainer but some of my family likes to use the tea balls instead. Either one will work just fine.

Moringa tea is a super nutritious and healing tea. Moringa has a very neutral flavor so it's easy to mix in with other more flavorful herbs.

I put about 1 tbsp of morninga and 1 tsp of “flavorings” in the strainer. I just mix and match depending on what we’re in the mood for. Then pour hot water over it and put a saucer over the cup. This will help keep all the volatile compounds in the tea and not evaporating with the the steam. Let steep for 10 minutes.

Moringa tea is a super nutritious and healing tea. Moringa has a very neutral flavor so it's easy to mix in with other more flavorful herbs.

Remove the insert or tea ball. I like to squeeze out the last of the water from the plant matter. Then we add honey and enjoy.

Yield: I cup

Healing Moringa Tea

Healing Moringa Tea

Moringa is a highly nutritious plant that has many medicinal properties. This tea can be be made with many different add-ons to create a flavor you'll love.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp dried moringa leaf
  • 1 tsp herbal "flavorings" - citrus zest, lavender, lemon balm, mint, vanilla are some favorites
  • 1 cup hot water
  • raw honey

Instructions

Place moringa and other herbs in tea ball or mesh strainer and place in cup. Pour hot water over herbs until the cup is almost full. Place a saucer over cup to keep volatile compounds from evaporating. Steep for 10 minutes. Sweeten with raw honey.

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I want to encourage you to consider growing some herbs for tea this year. Our family is trying to reduce our dependence on grocery stores and even online bulk stores. As we try to supply our food needs, growing herbs to make healing teas help us do just that.

Moringa tea is a super nutritious and healing tea. Moringa has a very neutral flavor so it's easy to mix in with other more flavorful herbs.

What are some of your favorite healing teas?

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Peter Korden

Monday 11th of July 2022

Thank you very much. I just want to follow your instructions and be drinking moringa tea to prevent many hearth related sickness

Donna Colbert

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Thank you

Donna Colbert

Sunday 1st of November 2020

I found your article informative. But I would like to have a recipe for tea made from Moringa powder.. I am not sure how much powder to use. Thank you

Angi Schneider

Monday 9th of November 2020

If using moringa in a powdered form use 1-2 tsp. If you are using it medicinally, you'll want to weigh it to make sure you have the amount recommended by your health care professional.

Elvijoey

Sunday 27th of October 2019

Hi Angi,good morning.. Thanks for sharing about Malungay tea.. I would like to know what kind of herb or tea I can make to help my gout? Thank you..

Angi Schneider

Monday 4th of November 2019

You're welcome! I would suggest seeing a trained herbalist for medical issues such as gout. That being said, anti inflammatory herbs, such as ginger, turmeric, rosemary, garlic, and ashwagandha may help, also eliminating inflammatory foods such as sugar and flour should also help.

Lora

Thursday 22nd of March 2018

Hello to a fellow Herbal Academy student. I'm doing the Intermediate course right now. Part of the Family Herbalist path. Love it!! Have you tried using a french press? Double Wall Tea & Coffee Brewer | Stainless Steel Coffee Pot & Maker - French Press 1 Liter 34 Oz. This is the one I have used. Really got a workout this past flu season. I got it at Walmart.com. Thanks for your site. Great info.

Susan

Friday 6th of April 2018

Hi Lora!,,,,,which Herbal Academy? I am very interested in learning more about herbs... thank yOU. Susan. And thank you so much Angiefor your site,... I'm about to order some moringa seeds from Karen at Blueyonder

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