Different types of tea leaves in bowls with a teapot and teacup with tea on a wooden counter
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Mormon Tea Recipe

 It is important to select the proper species, as true Mormon tea only comes from Ephedra nevadensis, and is one of the safest varieties of this herb.
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mormon Tea, Ephedra Sinica Tea
Appliance: Tea Strainer, Teapot
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 10 grams dried Ephedra nevadensis leaves
  • 2 cups water filtered
  • sugar or honey optional

Instructions

  • Bring the water to a boil and then add the Mormon tea leaves.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow the tea to cool for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Strain the mixture into teacups, add sugar or honey if necessary, and enjoy!
    Different types of tea leaves in bowls with a teapot and teacup with tea on a wooden counter