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Essiac Tea Concentrate Recipe

Store this tea concentrate in your fridge and make a cup before bedtime each day. Take it 2 hours after dinner. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Steeping time12 hrs 10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Herbal Tea
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Essiac Tea
Appliance: Stockpot
Servings: 20 Gallons
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 1.5 pounds burdock root cut
  • 1 oz Turkish rhubarb root powdered
  • 1 lb sheep sorrel leaves powdered or cut finely
  • 4 oz slippery elm bark powdered
  • 1 gallon water


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together. Make sure that its a uniform mixture. This is the Essiac tea mix. You can store it in an airtight jar in a clean and dry space for up to 1 year.
  • To make the tea concentrate, bring the water to boil in a pot. 
  • Add half a cup of the Essiac tea and stir in the mixture with a spatula.
  • Cover the pot and let the tea simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove and let the tea steep for 12 hours. You will have to stir the tea leaves at around 6 hours, covering it up and letting it steep further. 
  • After 12 hours, bring the tea to a gentle simmer. Just turn on the stove and let the tea bubble gently. Do not bring it to a boil. 
  • The tea concentrate is ready. You can strain this into a clear glass bottle and store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 
  • To serve the tea, just add two tablespoons of the Essiac tea concentrate to double the amount of water. 
    Flatline view of a cup and saucer of tea with a slice of lime, springs of oregano and mint placed on a white surface


Do not dilute the tea concentrate with milk. You can add stevia or honey. If you cannot easily source the ingredients, look for tea bags and use them as per the manufacturer's instructions.