There are three different types of the echinacea plant that people drink specially for the alleged medicinal benefits, and those are Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, and Echinacea Pallida and all of the different types are collective referred to as the coneflower, but we’re not going to be focusing on any magical cures for rare diseases, or even treatments for the common cold today, we’re going to be specifically going over how you can make your echinacea tea taste better. First and foremost, if you’re to drink tea made from these flowers, make sure that you’re doing it because you enjoy. Not everyone loves the taste of it, but here are a few easy ways that you can make it taste a little better.
3. Up The Sweetness Factor in your Echinacea Tea
Whatever your preferred sweetener is, from raw cane sugar to xylitol and everything in between, some sweetness is a surefire way to improve the taste of echinacea tea. It doesn’t take much. Also, a little bit of honey on the end of your spoon, and then mixed in, is always going to up the sweetness. Furthermore, even adding some milk is going to make the drink taste sweeter, and milk has quite a bit of sugar in it.
2. Get a Little Frozen
There’s a saying among beer lovers that a good beer should still taste good, even if it’s not ice cold – and the origin of that comes from the fact that having your drink ice cold can actually help to cover up a less-than-stellar flavor – so why not apply that same thought process to your tea? If you don’t love the taste of echinacea, try it served ice cold, especially on a warmer day.
1. Mix it
Is there a different tea that you prefer? Why not trying mixing it (or simply steeping both types together and cutting the work in half)? Combine your echinacea tea with absolutely any other type of tea that you enjoy more, and you’ll have a way to drink it that tastes a lot more enjoyable. Some blends might end up kind of weird or not complement each other very well, so it might take some experimentation to really nail it. If you come up with any great blends that include echinacea, make sure you leave a comment to let us know. You could also try making Bulletproof coffee/tea with echinacea added, using an electric milk frother.