how to prepare corn silk tea

how to prepare corn silk tea

How to Prepare Corn Silk Tea

Corn silk tea has a wide range of health benefits, including promoting heart health, aiding in digestion, and relieving urinary tract infections. The tea is made using the silky strands found on a corn cob, many of which can be overlooked if you’re only focused on removing its kernels. Here’s how to prepare corn silk tea:

1. Gather the Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons of corn silk
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon of ginger, honey, or lemon

2. Prepare the Corn Silk

  • Double check your corn silk for small debris or dirt.
  • Wash the silk strands with running water to remove any remaining debris.
  • Gently pat the strands dry with a paper towel.

3. Simmer the Corn Silk

  • In a saucepan, bring the water to a low boil.
  • Carefully add the corn silk.
  • Reduce the heat to a low simmer and let it steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • Optional: add ginger, honey, or lemon to the tea at this point.

4. Strain the Tea

  • Strain the tea with a fine mesh sieve into a mug.
  • Discard the corn silk and enjoy your tea.

Corn silk tea is a delicious, refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed any time of day. With a few easy steps, it can be easily prepared and provides many health benefits.


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