Pouring Palo azul or kidneywood tea in a glass on a wooden table
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An Easy Recipe to Make Palo Azul Tea

Enjoy this herbal detoxification tea both, hot and cold!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Palo Azul Tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of Palo Azul Bark
  • 6 cups of water

Instructions

  • To make Palo Azul tea, bring 6 cups of water to boil in a large pot.
  • Add 1 ounce of Palo Azul wood chips to the water.
  • Cover the pot and allow the wood chips to boil for an hour.
  • Remove from heat and remove the bark, which should be floating on top.
  • You can drink this resultant tea either warm or cold. If you wish to drink it cold, refrigerate it for a few hours. 
    Pouring Palo azul or kidneywood tea in a glass on a wooden table

Notes

The tea's color alters as you cook it. It transitions through a variety of shades of brown, red, and blue. If you want the color of the tea to be bluer, you can cook it for half an hour. Moreover, the blue color is merely seen as a refraction of light. If you wish to have an even more intense shade of blue, pour the tea in a clear water bottle or glass and hold it near the light. This will help you see the blue hues of the tea.