Rosemary tea is a healthy, restorative herbal tea with a soothing aroma and pine flavor that is further elevated with blueberries and pomegranate! Sip on this warm, noncaffeinated beverage whenever you want to relax and unwind. The recipe is easily customizable and can be infused with any berries or citrus of your choice!
For more herbal tea recipes try our Digestive Tea, Hibiscus Tea with Ginger, Turmeric, and Citrus, and Honey Citrus Mint Tea next!
A cup of rosemary tea is a revitalizing and rejuvenating drink that nourishes the entire body. The piney fragrance is like aroma therapy as soon as the invigorating scent hits your nose. Once you’ve tasted the hints of lemon and mint, you’ll be ready to cozy up with a good book or have a restful sleep. This herbal brew is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!
You’ll Love This Rosemary Tea Recipe! It’s:
- Nutritious! This vitamin-rich tea is perfect for flu season since it boosts your immune system and can help your body fight infections.
- Tasty! I love when something that’s good for you tastes amazing too! The pine flavor with a touch of honey, lemon, and other fruits, makes this a delicious treat for your taste buds.
- Easily customizable! Have it plain with just rosemary lemon and honey or add pomegranate and blueberries, or citrus. Skip the honey to make it Whole30 Compliant. Use agave instead of honey to make it vegan!
- Budget Friendly! No need to buy any expensive tea bags or mixtures. Just a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, lemon, and honey.
What is Rosemary?
Rosemary is an herb and perennial plant. It’s often used when preparing food, making essential oils, or rosemary extract. But in its purest form, rosemary leaves can be used to make herbal tea.
Health Benefits of Rosemary Tea
Rosemary herb can improve your overall health and body functions. Here are some ways:
- Promotes digestion and a healthy gut
- Improves concentration by simply smelling it
- Stimulates blood circulation which reduces hair loss and encourages hair growth. Use plain rosemary tea as a hair rinse applied directly to the scalp to alleviate dandruff and strengthen strands.
- Reduces fluid retention which can result in weight loss
- Contains antioxidants that can prevent skin damage caused by free radicals
- Contains compounds that can lower blood sugar levels for people with diabetes
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs: Make sure each sprig of rosemary is fresh and rinsed thoroughly.
- Boiling Water: To infuse the rosemary in. You can use a kettle or boil water in a small saucepan on the stove.
- Honey: Without it, the tea can be tart. This not only sweetens the drink but can soothe a sore throat. For a vegan option, use agave syrup instead.
- Lemon Wedge: For a subtle citrusy twist that enhances the flavor. Squeeze a bit in just before you are ready to enjoy the tea.
- Pomegranate: The magnesium content in this fruit promotes a good night’s sleep.
- Frozen Blueberries: These have a high fiber count and add natural sweetness. I like to use frozen, but fresh blueberries work as well.
- Orange (sliced): Packed with vitamin C, this citrus fruit helps to boost your immune system.
- Grapefruit (sliced): Similar to oranges, grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C, which can fight off viruses and bacteria.
How to Make Rosemary Tea
- BOIL WATER. Using an electric kettle or stove, bring water to a boil.
- WASH ROSEMARY. Wash the rosemary thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris.
- ADD ROSEMARY AND ADD-INS TO WATER. Place the rosemary sprigs in a mug along with any optional add-ins, and pour in the boiling water.
- STEEP. Steep for 5 minutes. (Alternate method: If you prefer, chop the rosemary leaves and place them in a tea strainer before steeping.)
- SWEETEN. Remove the rosemary. Stir in a teaspoon of honey, or to taste, and fresh lemon juice.
- Rosemary tea with milk: For a creamy consistency, add a splash of half and half or your favorite non-dairy milk alternative.
- Thyme: Add a sprig of thyme for thyme and rosemary tea. This has a more robust flavor and even more nutrients.
- Add Ginger: Add crushed fresh ginger along with the other add-ins for a subtle spiciness.
Tips To Nail the Recipe
- An electric kettle is the easiest way to boil water quickly.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove fresh rosemary leaves.
- Dried rosemary has a more concentrated flavor while fresh rosemary has a milder taste. Use Fresh for the best results.
When is the best time to drink rosemary tea?
Rosemary tea is a caffeine-free beverage so you can enjoy it at any time without it affecting your energy level or sleep schedule. I think it’s best a few hours before bed.
Are there rosemary tea side effects?
Although there are many health benefits, rosemary tea does have some side effects. If you are on any medications, you should consult with your healthcare provider before drinking rosemary tea. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before ingesting rosemary tea because it can induce menstruation, cause uterine bleeding and increase the risk of pregnancy complications. People with epilepsy should also consult with a doctor before drinking herbal teas.
Can I drink it iced?
This rosemary tea recipe makes two serving so you can certainly make one serving iced. For a refreshing iced rosemary tea, pour the strained tea over ice cubes. Then sweeten it if you’d like.
I Hope You Enjoy This Rosemary Tea Recipe!
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Easy Rosemary Tea
- 2 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs or 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 cups Boiling Water
- 1 tsp Honey or to taste (or agave syrup for vegan)
- 1 Lemon Wedge
- 2 tbsp Pomegranate
- 2 tbsp Frozen Blueberries
- ½ Orange sliced
- ¼ Grapefruit sliced
- Using an electric kettle or stove, bring water to a boil.
- Wash the rosemary thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris.
- Place the rosemary sprigs in a mug along with any optional add-ins, and pour in the boiling water.
- Steep for 5 minutes. (Alternate method: If you prefer, chop the rosemary leaves and place them in a tea strainer before steeping.)
- Remove the rosemary. Stir in a teaspoon of honey, or to taste, and fresh lemon juice.
So refreshing. I added in frozen blueberries!