A cup of moringa tea with a wooden bowl of moringa powder and fresh leaves on wood sticks
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How to make Moringa Tea?

Enjoy this natural detox weight-loss boosting drink!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Keyword: moringa tea
Appliance: Blender
Servings: 2 people
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Dried Moringa leaves and stalks or 3-4 stalks of fresh moringa
  • 1 cup Hot water
  • Honey as per taste
  • Lemon optional

Instructions

  • Take 3-4 stalks of moringa and use the mature leaves to make tea as they are said to dry quickly.
    A cup of moringa tea with a wooden bowl of moringa powder and fresh leaves on wood sticks
  • Air dry the stalks and the leaves till they become crisp. You do not need to separate them as most people love to include them in the process of making tea due to their high fiber content.
  • Scoop the dried moringa leaves into a blender and grind.
  • Add hot water and allow the leaves to steep for 3-5 minutes (or until the color changes).
  • Mix in honey to taste. You can also use lemon if you want.

Notes

This tea can be served both hot and cold, making it a year-round beverage!
Selecting: Moringa trees, when fully grown, stand about 4-5 feet tall and can be cut back to approximately 1-2 feet in height, multiple times in the growing season. Those “cut back” branches will be filled with leaves that are perfect for making moringa tea. It is important to wash the leaves thoroughly before hanging them to dry.
Drying: To acquire the dry leaves for the tea, bundle the moringa stalks with a rubber hand and hang them upside down in a dry, cool place. After 10-14 days, the stalks of leaves should be completely dried out. Place the leafy side of the stalks in a bag, crushing the stalks so the dry leaves fall off.
Remove any larger stems from the mix of leaves.
Storing: These leaves should then be stored in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place. When you are ready to use them, you can further crush, crumble or blend the moringa leaves for tea, or even make moringa powder, which can be used as a healthy remedy.