Recipes: A Variety of Mullein Teas

Recipes: A Variety of Mullein Teas

Mullein is a centuries loved, incredibly versatile plant that is loaded with health supporting benefits.

See this article to discover how mullein has been used for centuries to promote health and wellbeing.  Ready for some earthy goodness that comforts the soul? 

Here are some of the best mullein tea recipes . . .


Simple Mullein Tea Recipe:

  1. Place 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 g) of dried mullein in a pot.
  2. Pour 1 cup (240 ml) of boiling water over the dried mullein.
  3. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for 10 to 15 minutes. 20 minutes if you want to extract more minerals or medicinal benefits.
  4. Strain the tea through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.  (Don't skip this step as the fine hairs covering the mullein leaves can be irritating to the throat if not strained out.)

Paring: try simple apple slices with the skin left on to have a healthy midday pick me up.


Mullein Tea with Spearmint and Honey:

    1. Combine 1-2 teaspoons of dried mullein leaves and/or flowers with 1 teaspoon of dried spearmint in a cup.
    2. Pour 1 ½ cups of boiling water over the herbs and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
    3. Strain the tea and sweeten with honey to taste.

Paring: Raw, organic macadamia nuts creates a luxurious take-care-of-me moment.


Mullein Tea with Peppermint:

    1. Add a small spoonful of dried peppermint to your mullein tea for a refreshing flavor.
    2. Breathe in the steam from the tea to inhale the peppermint oils, which contain menthol that is effective in soothing respiratory issues.

Paring: Dark chocolate & Mullein tea with peppermint makes for a cozy afternoon snack.


Mullein Tea with Herbal Additions:

  • Experiment with adding other herbs to your mullein tea, such as dried rosehips, hibiscus, or chamomile for additional flavor and health benefits.

Paring: try some flax crackers made from complimentary herbs for a perfect midday snack


Fresh Mullein Tea:

    1. Boil 8 ounces of water in a pot.
    2. Add a teaspoon of fresh mullein leaves and flowers to it.
    3. Let these soak for a few minutes.
    4. Strain the tea through a strainer into a cup and enjoy.

Paring: enjoy some native fresh fruit for a beautiful connect with your environment snack


Mullein Tea from Foraged Leaves:

    1. Forage for fresh mullein leaves along forest edges and sunny fields during the summer months.
    2. Choose high-growing younger leaves over larger ones for more concentrated medicine and better effects.
    3. Clean the leaves thoroughly, removing any rotten or insect-eaten parts, and trim them into pieces.
    4. Dry the leaves using a dehydrator or by air-drying them on a screen for about a week.
    5. Once dry, use 1-2 teaspoons of dried mullein leaves per cup of boiling water to make your tea.

Paring: Sunshine - always the perfect pairing for any tea on any day.

Helpful Tip 

Straining tea is important to remove all the prickly hairs from the tea

Yes! Some find that mullein tea can be slightly bitter. Lemon helps balance this bitterness to give a smooth and refreshing flavor.

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