Moringa tea is made from the leaves of the Moringa oleifera plant. The moringa tree goes by several common names including “the miracle tree”. It’s known as the “drumstick tree” because of the shape of its seed pods. It’s also commonly called the “ben oil tree” since it produces benzoil. Another popular name for the tree is the “horseradish tree” because the roots taste similarly to the rhizome.
The moringa tree is native to tropical areas throughout Southeast Asia. The largest cultivator of moringa is India. The tree is also grown for agricultural and medicinal purposes in the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, and Taiwan. Additionally, the plant is cultivated and occurs in the wild in parts of Africa, Central America, and Oceania.
Moringa tea offers an earthy flavour similar to that of green tea. It is less bitter and astringent than most green tea varieties and can tolerate high temperatures and longer brewing times. The tea is frequently flavoured with honey, mint, and cinnamon to balance out the earthy notes.
Health Benefits of Moringa Tea – (to name a few)
- May Help Combat Malnutrition
- Packed With Antioxidants
- May Lower Inflammation
- May Inhabit Arsenic Toxicity
How To Make Moringa Tea
- 10 ounces of water
- 1 teaspoon Cup & Leaf Mindful Moringa Tea
- Sweetener such as honey or agave (OPTIONAL)
- Start by bringing water to a rapid boil in a tea kettle or on the stove top.
- Place the tea leaves in a tea ball or tea infuser and place in the hot water.
- Remove from heat and allow to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Sweeten as desired and enjoy!