how do you make sassafras tea

how do you make sassafras tea

How to Make Sassafras Tea

Sassafras tea is a herb-infused drink that has been enjoyed for its medicinal properties as far back as the Native Americans. It is made from dried sassafras leaves and its unique flavor will tantalize your taste buds. Here is a guide on how you can make sassafras tea.


  • Gather the ingredients:
    • 1 teaspoon of dried sassafras leaves
    • 1 cup of boiling water
    • Honey or sugar (optional)

  • Fill a teapot or cup with boiling water.

Making the Tea

  • Add the sassafras leaves to the boiled water.
  • Cover the teapot or cup with a lid and let it steep for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea leaves from the liquid.
  • Add honey or sugar to taste, if desired.


  • Serve the sassafras tea while it’s hot or chilled over ice.
  • You can also add a lemon, lime or orange wedge as a garnish.

Sassafras tea is a unique and flavorful way to enjoy something healthy. Now you know how to make sassafras tea, so get ready to enjoy the subtle flavor profile of this delightful drink.


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