Birch Tea: A Spring Tea
I was browsing through swallowtail.ca's site and stumbled across how to make birch tea, which is a simple enough, healthy tea. They claim that it is high in vit. C and good for congestion. It is spicy & peppery & smells like wintergreen. It is nice with a little lemon & honey.
My question is...on the video, the recommend it fresh & in spring. Can it be done later? Why it why not? Can the leaves be dried for later use? Why or why not?
I am so looking forward to the changes of seasons to try all these new things that I am learning. Each season has its treasures, to be sure!
Anything else that is pertinent, please share. Thanks!