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Sumac Tea Recipes
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 07:01:44 AM »
Sumac Berries

Wildcrafted sumac(h) berries (rhus Glabra).  This herb, high in vitamin C, put an end to scurvy on long ocean voyages.  Native Americans used these to flavor food (powdered) and to make “Indian Lemonade” a healthful,l tasty treat in winter as well as summer.  They are also used as an ingredient in our herbal smoke mixtures at (Clickable Link)

Sumac Tea, cold
6 Tablespoons of Sumac Berries
2 Quarts warm water
Sweetener to taste: (suggestions)
For starters  ˝ cup white or brown sugar, ˝ cup honey, or stevia tincture, powder or crushed leaves.

Put berries in a 2 quart jar with other ingredients and fill the jar with warm water.  Leave on the counter for a few hours shaking the jar 5-10 times before putting in refrigerator.  Do NOT pour boiling water over as it destroys the naturally occurring vitamin C.   Drink hot or cold.  You’ll find this a refreshing and satisfying and healthful beverage.
Spiced Sumac Tea
3 TBS Sumac Berries
1 Quart hot water
1 Cinnamon stick
10 – 12 cloves
   Put berries and other ingredients in a sauce pan and steep for 15 – 20 minutes.   Serve any of the above sweeteners on the side and let everyone sweeten to their own taste.  Perfect for festive occasions, and has a wonderful aroma.


You can order berries from www.ETSY/ChenowethCollection or
or by calling 573.858.3244

These Berries have been wildcrafted, dried and packaged by Nature’s Pace Sanctuary, an income-sharing Intentional Community located in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.