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Raspberry Leaf Tea - Harvesting, Drying, and Brewing

Raspberry Leaf Tea - Harvesting, Drying, and Brewing

My favorite part of the morning is brewing myself a cup of tea.  Raspberry leaf tea is part of my rotation of morning teas.  Sometimes I drink raspberry leaf tea alone, other mornings I mix it with nettles, red clover, or passionflower.

Raspberry leaf tea is easy to harvest, dry, and brew.  The leaves are best harvested in the spring before the flowers emerge.  Choose young leaves that are still bright green.  I like to harvest a basketful every couple of days in the spring while I'm playing in the backyard with my daughter.  I dry them the same day I harvest and slowly add to my jar of dried raspberry leaves.