In May of 1773, the British Parliament instituted a tax on tea in the US colonies. The colonists were outraged and swore not to drink King George’s evil brew. However, tea time was very important to them, and they were not going to go without it.
Instead, they created their own tea from “wild” edibles and herbs growing in their garden. They named it “Liberty Tea”. We call ours New Hampshire Colonial Tea.
The combination of herbs and wild edibles is what people in this area would have used to make their rebellious tea. It’s a perfectly delicious combination of raspberry leaf, red clover, peppermint, elderberry and staghorn sumac. The sumac gives it a lemony taste, while the elderberry gives it just a hint of sweet berry flavor.
Heat water and warm up cup. Place 1 tablespoon of tea into a tea strainer. Pour hot water over tea. Sweeten if desired. Let steep 10-15 minutes. Relax and enjoy your delicious herbal tea.
Raspberry leaf, sumac, red clover, elderberry, peppermint.
Do not use during pregnancy. Caution should be used if taking blood thinning medication. Do not use if allergic or sensitive to ingredients.