Increasingly, mulberries and mulberry leaves have been used in more health supplements. Known to contain several beneficial vitamins and minerals; Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Resveratrol, Fiber, Calcium to list a few.
A native plant from China, it has since been cultivated in many parts of the world including the United States, Europe, and Africa.
You can easily make your own mulberry tea if you have a mulberry tree/plant at home. The first step involves picking healthy mulberry leaves from the plant or tree. Select leaves that are whole and freshly green in color, without brown or bitten edges.
The next step involves sunning the leaves. Personally I find drying the leaves directly under the sun works best. It produces very crispy tea leaves which are suitable to use as tea leaves. If you do not have access to direct sun, you can air-dry the leaves, but it is a more tedious process that requires several days.
Sunning the leaves and fruit with makeshift dryers.
The tea is surprisingly refreshing and smelled like roasted sesame. Adding slices of the mulberry fruit elevates the tea with a tangy accent and gives the tea a beautiful tint.
For centuries, people have been enjoying mulberry tea for its health benefits. It is known to aid in digestion, lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
If you have the (additional) space in your plant collection, consider caring for a mulberry plant and be your own tea connoisseur right at home!
Word of caution: Seek advice from a Doctor first before reaping the benefits of the mulberry plant. It should not replace your existing medication or health routine. There are some people who have an allergy to the mulberry plant, especially its sap. Donning gloves and practicing proper hygiene like washing hands before handling food items.
Written by Qing.sg Creator Winson