Raspberry Leaf Tea

This drink is great for lightening heavy periods and was historically used at the end of pregnancy to ease the birth process too. Regardless of your personal conviction when it comes to herbal remedies, Raspberry Leaf Tea is an enjoyable and delicious sweet tea.

Healing teas are ideal herbal remedies for many common ailments. They are also low cost and zero waste options too. You may also like our Top 7 Tips to Stay Healthy.

Bring Mother Nature’s healing powers into your home with this simple Raspberry Leaf Tea.

You may also like our Wild Red Berry Tea.

About the Ingredients

When it comes to choosing ingredients for Raspberry Leaf Tea, choose items with the lowest carbon footprint and the least packaging waste.

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Zero Waste Tea

We prefer to grow our own raspberry leaves in our small kitchen garden. After all, raspberries are a delicious summer fruit to enjoy; we think they go well in this Vegan Rainbow Pancake Recipe. Raspberry plants are easy to maintain and source, and you’ll be able to enjoy fresh leaves throughout the summer months.

Outside of this time, or if you don’t have the space or interest in growing your own, you can source Raspberry Leaf Tea from local, healing focused companies, like these ones from Heath and Heather.

This tea, along with other natural remedies, is featured in our Top 10 Natural PMS Remedies.

Growing your own leaves will be much cheaper in the long run and a raspberry plant only needs a medium pot and a sunny spot to provide you with some fruit and leaves. If you do choose to buy teabags instead, try to source eco friendly packaging and recycle or compost where possible too.

For this delicious healing tea and other excellent herbal remedies that you can make yourself at home, we highly recommend the book Grow Your Own Drugs by James Wong. Don’t forget to choose ‘used’ or buy second hand.

Eco Friendly Shopping

It is also possible to purchase herbal teas from zero waste shops which avoids all packaging completely but saves you the work of growing your own. We haven’t seen raspberry leaf tea in our local zero waste shops yet but we are optimistic that this fabulous tea is seeing a revival and will soon be featured a lot more in zero waste consumer settings.

You may also like these Top 3 Zero Waste Shops in Essex.

Print Recipe
Raspberry Leaf Tea
Great for lightening heavy periods and used historically to ease the birth process too. For healing or pleasure, Raspberry Leaf Tea is an enjoyable and delicious sweet tea.
Herbal Tea
Course Tea
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
peson
Ingredients
Course Tea
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
peson
Ingredients
Herbal Tea
Instructions
  1. If you or someone you know grows raspberries, pick a handful of the green, crisp, fresh looking leaves. Check for small flies or tiny spiders or rinse under clean water if you prefer. I give mine a quick once over and into the mug they go.
  2. Pour boiling water over the raspberry leaves (or raspberry leaf tea bag if using instead) and allow to steep. Drink when the tea reaches your desired temperature.

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