Mulberry leaf tea


  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I don't know why I didn't think to look into this before.

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm sprouting several mulberry tree cuttings right now. My neighbor asked why since birds and people are going to steal the berries? I said it's the leaves I want. I would love to have berries, but that's just a perk.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,690 admin

    I had thought about trying a mulberry tree but wasn't sure that they would grow successfully in my area. However, I found a lady selling mulberries at a local farmers market. So that has me excited to search out a mulberry tree for next spring.

    Didn't know about making a tea from the leaves. Just thought they were a fruit producer. Excellent info. Thanks for posting @RustBeltCowgirl.

  • tomandcara
    tomandcara Posts: 712 ✭✭✭✭

    I have eaten the young mulberry leaves for a number of years. I never had looked int the medicinal potential. I tried one once and liked the way it tased. Now I will harvest some for tea. Thank you @RustBeltCowgirl.

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you! I have a mulberry tree that has yet to fruit so it seems I can still use it for food.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭

    @RustBeltCowgirl Now that sounds good!! Thanks for posting!

  • Tave
    Tave Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can't believe my mulberry cuttings are blooming. I broke a couple of branches off of a large mulberry tree and stuck them in moist dirt in the fall. It's now almost spring, and they can't wait. I'm wondering if I should remove them, so they put their efforts into growing roots instead of berries.

  • Cornelius
    Cornelius Posts: 872 ✭✭✭✭

    @Tave I am so jealous :( lol

  • monica197
    monica197 Posts: 332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am going to have to try this. I have 3 beautiful plants growing thanks to the generosity of a forum friend 😊