Hello Everyone!! I’ve recently learned that raspberry leaf tea is very helpful for women who are pregnant, menstruating or going through menopause. It helps ease cramps and pain in that general area. So I thought, why not try it out! My in laws have seasoned raspberry bushes and were nice enough to let me take some raspberry leaves to experiment with.
The key is to pick the newer raspberry leaves before the bushes start blooming. If you pick them afterward, the leaves tend to taste more bitter. After you pick them, wash them in water, and lay the leaves separated on a flat surface for about a week or two.
You will know they are completely dried when the leaves are brittle and can easily be crumbled in your fingers.
For storage, I have crumpled up the raspberry leaves and placed them in an airtight container. Can’t wait to try them out! I don’t think I’ve ever had a raspberry leaf based tea. Until next time! Have a wonderful day!