Wild fruit

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Wild fruit

Postby blankly » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:18 am

Apologies if this has been discussed before. Is it possible to make a tea from the leaves of wild strawberries and/or wild blackberries? I have a hillside full of them just outside my door, and like the commercial red fruit tea, but wonder if it doesn't see much actual fruit in the manufacture.
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Postby Perelandra » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:42 pm

You can make "tea" from leaves of those berries and others like blueberry and raspberry. They have lots of anti-oxidants. Dry and crush the leaves to make steeping easy. I don't know what red fruit tea is, but many fruity teas are flavored with hibiscus or rosehips for a little tang. You could make a fruit syrup and add some to your leaf infusion for sweetness.
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