How to Make Rhodiola Rosea Tea – A Stimulating Destress Tonic
You'd like to make a soothing Rhodiola rosea herbal tea for yourself at home? Beautiful. Rhodiola is an excellent choice for home steeps. While not as potent as a herbal tincture, herbal tea offers all the benefits of botanicals.
It is important to note that while Rhodiola is caffeine-free, it is a powerful mental stimulant. This is your "pick-me-up-and-let's-rock-the-day" tea! For this reason, we suggest enjoying it in the morning. If taken late in the day or in the evening, you may experience difficulty falling asleep. If you're looking for an evening "cozy-up-by-the-fire" tea, a better choice would be Chamomile.
Rhodiola tea has a curious rosy flavour. Adding sweetener such as agave syrup or honey brings a flavourful, fragrant taste that is rich yet slightly tart. Rhodiola rosea roots are generally good for two steepings. The first steep; like any other tea, tends to be stronger. The second steeping will provide you with a softer tea. You may wish to prepare enough to last you a full week as Rhodiola can be prepared and kept up to a week in the fridge.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 12-15 minutes
Total Time: 13-16 mins
- A tea pot or teacup
- Dried Rhodiola rosea roots
- Optional additives like honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, and lemon
Want an alternative to coffee?
Consider making an adaptogenic Rhodiola Latte. Prepare as listed below but once steeped, add a frothed oat milk, sweetener and cinnamon to taste. Sooo good!
- Measure 1 tbsp for each desired cup of tea directly into a teacup or a tea pot if making more than one cup (i.e., 1 tbsp root for each 1 cup water).
- Pour boiling water over roots and let steep for 12-15 minutes depending on desired bitterness level (12 for less bitter, 15 for bitter – keeping in mind bitters are good for your gastrointestinal health).
- Once steeped and slightly cooled add honey, maple syrup or Agave nectar to sweeten or lemon to add citrus-tones. Drink 1-2 cups/day but avoid taking late in the day, as a stimulant, Rhodiola may interfere with sleep.
- If you prepared a large pot to last you the week, cover and store in fridge. Rhodiola tea can be enjoyed as a tonic warm or cold but do not reboil so as to not deteriorate medicinal compounds. Can be rewarmed on the stove or in the microwave.
Please read our Medical Disclaimer before starting this recipe. This recipe is offered as an option for DIY, home-herbalists. This recipe is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Wilderland Botanicals assumes no liability for any personal interpretation of this recipe. Customers who fail to follow the exact protocol, and/or fail to consult their physicians prior to using their tincture, assume the risk of any adverse effects.