Recipe for How to Make Honeysuckle Iced Tea

Glass of honeysuckle iced tea

This is a refreshing tea that captures the subtle flavor of honeysuckle. Easy to make and also good for you! It is so wonderful to make a refreshing tea from honeysuckle flowers growing in the wild.

Making refreshing teas from flowers, herbs or weeds is such a great and beneficial thing to do. You can also try my rose petal tea, violet tea and white clover iced tea.

Honeysuckle is very prolific in the late spring and early summer. The honeysuckle blossoms are very delicate flowers and the scent of honeysuckle is so fragrant. I have wild honeysuckle growing in various places in my yard. Honeysuckle is considered invasive and does seem to pop up everywhere.

honeysuckle bush for honeysuckle jelly

Honeysuckle, like so many flowers, herbs and weeds, are known to have medicinal benefits.

Benefits of Honeysuckle

This article from WebMD states

“Honeysuckle might decrease swelling and also have antiviral effects. It contains essential oils as well as antioxidants such as quercetin.

People use honeysuckle for indigestion, bacterial or viral infections, memory, diabetes, common cold, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.”

Basic Steps for Making Honeysuckle Tea

  • Pick the honeysuckle blossoms
  • Crush or bruise the flowers with your hand or use a wooden spoon
  • Add the honeysuckle blossoms to a glass, pitcher, or jar
  • Add water and cover
  • Place the pitcher or jar in the refrigerator overnight, or at least 8 hours
  • Strain the flowers out
  • Add ice
  • 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 Honeysuckle Tea

The basic process starts with picking the honeysuckle flowers from a place that has not been sprayed with any chemicals. Just pluck the flowers from the honeysuckle vine or bush. Watch for bees! This recipe uses 1 part honeysuckle flowers to 2 parts water.

honeysuckle flowers in a bowl for honeysuckle tea

Gently crush the flowers with your hands or a wooden spatula or spoon.

Bruising the honeysuckle flowers with a wooden spatula for honeysuckle tea

Add the fresh honeysuckle flowers to a glass or jar. I used 1 cup of blossoms.

honeysuckle flowers added to a jar for honeysuckle tea

There are some recipes that call for pouring boiling water over the blossoms. I have read that this can make the tea more bitter, so I used a cold brew method for making the tea.

Add water to the jar. I added 2 cups water.

water added to the honeysuckle tea
honeysuckle tea after adding water from the top

Cover the tea and put in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 8 hours.

Honeysuckle tea after refrigeration

Strain the tea into a pitcher or glass, add ice and enjoy!

Glass of honeysuckle iced tea

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.

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Glass of honeysuckle iced tea

Honeysuckle Iced Tea Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

This is a refreshing tea that captures the subtle flavor of honeysuckle. Easy to make and also good for you! It is so wonderful to make a refreshing tea from honeysuckle flowers growing in the wild.

Ingredients

  • 1 part Honeysuckle flowers
  • 2 parts Water
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Pick the honeysuckle blossoms
  2. Crush or bruise the flowers with your hand or use a wooden spoon
  3. Add the honeysuckle blossoms to a glass, pitcher, or jar
  4. Add water and cover
  5. Place the pitcher or jar in the refrigerator overnight, or at least 8 hours
  6. Strain the flowers out
  7. Add ice

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