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Medicinal Wormwood Tea Recipe

The wormwood is quite bitter. You can add sugar or honey to sweeten the taste. 
Cook Time4 mins
Steeping Time10 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Wormwood Tea
Appliance: Teapot, Kettle
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 1 tsp dried wormwood leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint tea optional or
  • 1/2 tsp anise tea optional
  • 1 tsp sugar or honey optional


  • To a warm teapot put a teaspoon of wormwood tea. You can add peppermint tea or anise tea to dilute the taste.
  • Put the water on the boil and as soon as the bubbles start appearing, pour the water over the tea leaves. 
  • Let the tea leaves steep for about 7-10 minutes. You can sweeten the tea with sugar or honey. 
    Wormwood tea in a glass cup with wormwood in the background


Although we have given the option of using a sweetener, wormwood tea is best taken without it. Instead, it is recommended to use the other teas mentioned in the recipe to dilute the taste. 
The recipe asks for a teaspoon of dried wormwood leaves. You can take half the amount if you find it too bitter. Do not exceed this dosage as the tea is very strong. 
Do not exceed the steeping time as it will make the tea bitter.