“Natures Best in a Cup”
Kawakawa shrubs grow abundantly around New Zealand. This health-giving gift from nature is ideal to use as a refreshing tonic tea on a daily basis, or as a treat. The benefits from drinking fresh kawakawa tea include: Helping digestive problems, assisting urinary tract health, anti-inflammatory properties, cleansing the blood and detoxification. Try this recipe at home as a daily ritual, or as a treat for some guests:
6-8 kawakawa leaves 2-3 cups of water Add these to a pot and once its boiling, turn down and simmer for around 20 minutes. Keep the pot lid on throughout this process. Some variations: Add a herbal tea bag of your choice to the pot: chamomile, jasmin, red bush, ginger or fresh ginger slices, peppermint or fresh mint leaves, chai, lemon or fresh lemon juice or slice, and you can add a spoon of honey for some sweetness. The possibilities are endless. Be daring. Strain and serve. Enjoy!