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How to Make Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Taste Better

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Red raspberry leaf tea has many benefits but it lacks a little pizazz. To make this tea taste even better all you need is these delicious tips and tricks!

If you have ever been pregnant you have probably tried red raspberry leaf tea. It can be so beneficial for pregnant women and new moms, but the taste is not for everyone. How can you make this healthy cup into your cup of tea? With these delicious tips! Read on to find out all the simple ways you can transform your red raspberry leaf tea!


What is Red Raspberry Leaf Tea?

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Red raspberry leaf tea is a type of tea made from leaves from the raspberry plant. Raspberry plants belong to the rose family so their flavor may be familiar to fans of rosy herbal teas. Some people are caught off guard by the lack of raspberry flavor in this tea, but it is made from green leaves, not the fruit of the raspberry plant.

The tea is commonly recommended to new moms who are breastfeeding. This is an old-school herbal remedy used for increasing milk supply. However, there is little to no scientific evidence to support this claim about red raspberry leaf tea.

If you just enjoy the flavor of this tea and like including it in your rotation once in while there is no need for concern; however, if you are planning on using this tea as a supplement, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is always safest to consult a doctor first.


How to Make Red Raspberry Leaf Tea

A great cup of tea starts with the water. Nailing the right water temperatures for different teas can make all the difference between tasty tea and not-so-tasty tea. Here are some tips to help you get the brew on your tea just right:

  • Use 1 teaspoon of tea for every cup.
  • Heat your water from about 210°F to 215°F.
  • Steep for 3 to 5 minutes before straining and enjoying.


How to Make Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Better

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The herbal and leafy flavors in red raspberry leaf tea takes some people by surprise because they expect it to taste like berries. Use these tips to turn up the flavor of your cup and make red raspberry leaf tea better.


Fantastic Fruit!

One great way to make this tea taste better is with fruit. A little touch of fruit can help brighten up this tea. One excellent way to try this trick is with citrus. Fresh citrus peel or whole slices are beautiful in hot teas.

If you are enjoying your red raspberry leaf tea as an iced tea, try muddling some fresh berries in the cup before pouring in the tea. Raspberries are the obvious choice for this trick, but any fresh berry tastes delicious with this tea.


Heap on the Honey!

Honey is the perfect sweetener for most teas, especially herbal teas. The flavor of honey is more interesting than sugar and has some floral notes that work well with tea. Honey is easy to find, but can be more expensive than sugar. Although, it is worth it when you find a honey you love.


Simplify Your Sips!

One excellent way to get some sweetness into your cup and make red raspberry leaf tea taste better is with simple syrup. Simple syrup is a sugar syrup that is aptly named because anyone can make it! Basic simple syrup just tastes of sugar, but when you master the art of making it you can infuse many flavors into the syrup.

To make simple syrup you just boil equal parts sugar and water until they become thick and syrupy. If you want to craft a flavored syrup, add fruit, herbs, or botanicals to the syrup as it cooks. Strain out the flavorings after the syrup has cooled and store any home syrups in an airtight container in the fridge.


Ice it!

A very easy way to change up this tea and make it into a tasty treat is to ice it. The directions above use 1 teaspoon per cup, for this trick use 2 teaspoons per cup. Brew as directed and allow it to cool slightly before pouring over ice. Brewing the tea double strength helps combat the fact that it will be watered down when you ice it.


Make it Mint!

Mint is an excellent addition to many herbal teas. It has the bracing flavor you need to invigorate your afternoon. If you want to make your red raspberry leaf tea taste better, try adding in some mint!

You can add some dried mint leaves to your loose-leaf tea. You can also muddle mint into your iced tea for a fresh sip. No matter how you add it, mint makes a nice bracing touch to your tea.



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Is Red Raspberry Leaf Tea a Diuretic?

This tea has been reported to have diuretic qualities and the potential to help difficult bowels. Always consult with a doctor before using red raspberry leaf tea as a medical treatment.


Final Thoughts

Drinking a cup of herbal tea is sure to bring peace to your day but now you can make red raspberry tea taste better than ever before! These tips and tricks will help you unleash the flavor of this herbal tea in the best way possible. Let your taste buds take over and get creative making tea taste better!


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