How to Make an Herbal Tea from Wild Violets

violets added to a tea cup for violet tea

Making an herbal tea from wild violets is so easy and has many benefits. Plus the violets turn the tea a beautiful blue color. Discovering how to make soothing tea from different herbs, flowers and weeds is amazing.

These pretty purple flowers are one of the first blooms of spring and they don’t last very long, so you have to find and pick them as soon as you can!

violets in my yard to make violet tea

I also made beautiful violet jelly from the violets that I picked.

violets picked to make violet jelly

Health Benefits from Wild Violets

This article Medicinal Weeds: The Many Benefits Of Wild Violets from the Garden Culture Magazine states the following: Wild violets have helped treat many conditions over several centuries. The upper parts of the plant can be used as an infusion to promote sleep. Taken in a strong tea, they help with lung health by working as an expectorant. Wild violets help treat infections in the upper respiratory tract, as well as colds, congestion, flu viruses, and bronchitis. Overall, they are a gentle immune system stimulant.

The flowers and leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Violet leaves contain fiber, vitamins A & C and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are used to encourage healing and soothe the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts. 

Basic Steps for Making Violet Tea

  • Pick the violets
  • Remove the stems
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of violets to a tea cup
  • Add 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • Cover the cup and let steep for 15 minutes
  • Strain the petals from the tea
  • Enjoy!
  • Optional additions: lemon, lemon juice, honey, stevia leaves, lemon balm

It is optional to make a larger quantity of tea and just use a larger amount of violets and tea. You can also make iced tea in a similar manner that I made this rose petal tea and white clover iced tea.

Detailed Steps for Making Violet Tea

The basic process starts with picking the violet flowers from a place that has not been sprayed with any chemicals. Remove the stems from the flower heads. This recipe only uses 2 tablespoons of violet flowers for a small cup of hot tea.

Add the fresh violets to your tea cup.

violets added to a tea cup for violet tea

Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over the violets in the cup.

violet tea with fresh violets and boiling water before steeping

Cover the cup and let steep for 10 to 15 minutes

Remove the cover. The tea will be blue.

violet tea after steeping with flowers still in the cup

Remove the flowers.

violet tea turned a blue color

Optional is to add honey, lemon, lemon juice, lemon balm, stevia or mint.

Enjoy!

Enjoy this refreshing and healthy wellness tea made from nature! Add a mint sprig to spruce up the taste or honey or stevia leaves to make a sweet tea.

See my website at www.HawkPointHomestead.com. My website also includes other made from nature recipes, such as more flower jellies including my dandelion jelly reciperedbud jelly recipelilac jelly recipe peony jelly and apple blossom recipe.

The website also includes canning recipes and other favorite great recipes, plus posts about other homestead-type activities, such as gardening and raising chickens.

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violet tea with fresh violets and boiling water before steeping

Wild Violet Tea Recipe

Yield: 1 small cup of tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This wild violet tea is so easy to make and results is a delightful and beautiful tea.

Ingredients

  • Wild Violets
  • Water
  • Optional: Sugar, honey, stevia, mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Pick the violet flowers
  2. Remove the stems from the flowers
  3. Add the 1 -2 Tablespoons of flowers to a cup
  4. Add 1/2 cup boiling water
  5. Cover and let steep 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. It is optional to make a larger quantity of tea and just use a larger amount of violets and tea. You can also make iced tea in a similar manner that I made this rose petal tea and white clover iced tea.

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