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How To Make Catnip Tea

Catnip tea is made out of leaves and flowers of the catnip plant, which is also known as nepeta cataria. It is a member of the mint family, which is also known as catmint, catswort, and field balm. It is effective as a sedative and as a digestive aid. It is also something that can easily be prepared at home. Follow these steps to prepare catnip tea at home.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Others
Keyword: catnip tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 4 people
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Bring the water up to a boil in a small pot. 
    A pot of boiling water
  • Add the leaves to a mug or teacup.
  • Remove the water from the heat and wait until it stops boiling before pouring it over the leaves in the cup. Excess heat can compromise many of the benefits derived from catnip leaves.
  • Add honey or lemon juice, to taste, and enjoy!
    A close-up shot of catnip tea