This thirst quenching, home-made goji berry and red date tea is known to be ‘good for the blood‘. A long-standing family recipe of ours, this tea is used by the Chinese for all manner of aliments like, low blood pressure, during menstruation, while breastfeeding and for general fatigue.
It’s no wonder… goji berries contain 11 essential and 22 trace dietary minerals, 18 amino acids, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamin C. While red dates are thought to alleviate stress and possess both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
For me, I just love the way the tea’s aroma fills our home and how good I feel once I’ve enjoyed a few cups.
What you’ll need:
15 Chinese red (pitted) dates, also known as ‘no pip dried red dates’
A handful of organic goji berries, also known as ‘dried red wolfberry’
6 cups of water
A medium saucepan, small colander
How to prepare:
Measure out cups of water and pour into saucepan
Rinse the goji berries well, under running water
Add them and the dates to the water
Bring water to the boil then turn down to a low simmer for 25 minutes
Turn off and allow to draw for a further 5 minutes, then serve
You can drink this tea hot, or allow it to cool and enjoy it over lots of ice. You can eat the berries and dates with the tea, or if you prefer, strain the berries and dates from the brew and add them to your morning oats with a generous lashing of soy yoghurt.
Just make sure you enjoy the berries within 24 hours of making the tea.
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