Hawthorn tea

Hawthorn tea

It’s hawthorn blossom season in London at the moment and while the trees are in bloom it's a great time to make fresh tea or dry the flowers for future use.

The tea has a subtle flavour and apparently is good for circulation, blood pressure and mental wellbeing. Plus it’s free. I find it really satisfying to make things from stuff you’ve grown or found so get picking. Just watch out for the thorns on the hawthorn tree.

Ingredients As many leaves and sprigs of hawthorn flowers as you can get, without, obviously, ruining the tree. Just use one sprig per cup, no need to remove it, it looks pretty in the cup.