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Soothing Calendula Tea

Learn how to make Calendula (calendula officinalis) tea with dried or fresh calendula flowers, hot or iced, including a sun tea method. These gentle blossoms are soothing and packed with healing properties.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Steeping Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Herbal
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal
Author: Kristen Wood
Cost: $5



  • Place the dried calendula blossoms into the bottom of a heat-proof mug or cup. Cover with the boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • After steeping, drink as is (with the blossoms) or strain the blossoms to enjoy a warm cup of tea. If serving iced, let the tea cool to room temperature before pouring over ice. See notes below for more tips! Enjoy.



Please note: The fresh flowers used in the photographs for this recipe, including the mandala, are not all calendula, they are there to be pretty (always an artist!:)), as this was a summer-inspired recipe! 
Optionally: stir in 2 teaspoons of a favorite sweetener (honey, coconut sugar, etc.) when the tea is warm or top off with a favorite milk (dairy or vegan).
To make this tea with a sun tea method: place the blossoms in a jar and cover with cold water; screw the lid on tightly. Place on a sunny windowsill or outside in the sun for at least 4 hours before enjoying.
For more fabulous information about Calendula, please visit the lovely Colleen over on Grow Forage Cook Ferment to learn 10 Reasons to Grow Calendula!
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Also see: Black Walnut Bitters.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 1kcal