video How to video: Wild lemonade style tea

In this episode we will make a delicious and refreshing lemonade style beverage using Wood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana) and fresh Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) sprouts.

1/3 cup chopped wood sorrel leaves & stems
1/4 cup chopped hemlock sprouts
1/4 sugar or honey
1 pint of cold water

Finely chop both the wood sorrel and hemlock sprouts.
Add all ingredients into a French press.
Stir well until sugar is dissolved, place on lid and store in refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
Press the screen, pour over ice and enjoy!
**add or subtract raw ingredients per personal preference**

WARNING: The western Hemlock has a poisonous lookalike known as Yew. Please use discretion when harvesting.

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  1. That drink looks amazing! Great for summer:) and thank you for putting a name to the “sweet clover” I used to munch on as a kid! Who knew wood sorrel could make a delicious drink?
    Thanks for the video:)


    • It is very tasty indeed :] & I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the video! It’s sour-apple-like flavor is a perfect base for a drink and the hemlock adds just a little more citrusy to it with a little vitamin C. I’ve heard that the oxalic acid in the wood sorrel can have a laxative effect on some, so I recommend only drinking a small glass at a time till you know how your system will respond to it.


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