Mimosa originated from Asia and became famous in the United States in the middle of the 18th century. The fame behind the Mimosa flower tree was from the numerous uses of the tree, meaning one tree provides the needs for many fields.
However, with the increase in the benefits and significance of tea, the most popular option for these invasive species shifted to tea.
Though compared to other flower teas, Mimosa flower tea may lack the potent punch needed from the tea, but it will still provide an array of benefits with a floral tea blend.
This brings us to the question of how to make Mimosa Flower tea.
The casual approach is to use honey, water, and Mimosa flowers. Start by soaking Mimosa flowers in boiling water, straining, and adding honey. That’s all! However, you can mix Mimosa with other teas and ingredients to enhance its healing properties.
Here we will discuss the general making of Mimosa flower tea with some other blends for specific health benefits. Also, a discussion on the health benefits of Mimosa tea.
3 Ways To Make Mimosa Flower Tea
The preparation of Mimosa flower tea can vary based on how much time you have and how much effort you can put in. But before making the tea, if you are harvesting the flower yourself, you need to check out how to harvest Mimosa Flower and bark.
While it may not seem crucial why harvesting them the right way is significant, it has to do with how they can give out adverse reactions.
Mimosa flower tea is also known as Silk flower tea (He Huan Hua Cha), Silky acacia, or Persian Silk tea because of the different tree names in other regions.
But without further ado, let’s see how you can prepare Mimosa flower tea from a simple recipe to a complex one.
1. Quick and Easy Recipe
For starters, if you are making this tea for the first time, it is best to try it as a plain tea without combining it with other tea. It will help you familiarize yourself with flavor and will help you experiment with recipes other than what is discussed here.
- Mimosa flowers (3-5) or six grams of grounded Mimosa flower powder
- Honey (one teaspoon or to taste)
Take a teapot and bring the water to boiling in it. Put grounded Mimosa flower powder in a separate cup, pour boiling water over it, add honey, and enjoy!
Contrarily, if you use Mimosa flowers instead, the starting procedure is the same, but after placing the flowers in the cup and pouring boiling water over it, let it soak for 3-5 minutes. Strain the mixture and add honey.
That’s all! You have your Mimosa floral tea ready.
2. Mimosa-Chamomile-Lavender Tea
Chamomile-lavender-Mimosa tea may sound like a tricky recipe, but it is complex in name only. All you have to watch out for are the ingredients; the rest is a simple process of making your run-off-the-mill tea.
This Mimosa flower tea carries a strong floral effect and is highly recommended for a good night’s sleep. Also, lavender and chamomile have the effect of improving your sleep.
- Chamomile Flower (one)
- Lavender Flowers (Half a teaspoon of lavender buds)
- Mimosa Flowers (two to five)
- Honey (Half a teaspoon to a teaspoon based on the addition of milk)
- Lemon Peels (2-3 thinly sliced peels or to taste)
- Milk (Almond/Dairy for extra creamy tea, optional)
The process for making this blend is the same as your standard recipe. Start by bringing the water to boiling, then put Mimosa, Chamomile, and lavender in a separate cup and let them soak for 5-7 minutes for a rich aroma and scent.
Strain the mixture into a separate cup, add lemon peels and honey, and you are done. However, adding warm milk to your hot cup of tea may help you sleep better with a creamier taste.
3. Oolong-Mimosa Ice Tea
Mimosa flower tea has some healing properties that provide a stress-relieving effect, but to make it more effective, try making Oolong-Mimosa Ice tea blend.
- Oolong tea (one tablespoon)
- Mimosa flower (six grams grounded)
- Peppermint (for garnish)
- Honey or other sweeteners (one tablespoon or to taste)
- Ice cubes (three to five)
- Spices (cinnamon/turmeric/star of anise) (one or all combined)
Prepare your regular Mimosa flower tea, add honey, oolong tea, and spices and steep the tea for 5-10 minutes. Add peppermint for extra freshness, and let the flavor spread by covering it for 1-2 minutes.
Let the tea cool down a bit; add ice cubes and make it chilled. That’s all! Or you can enjoy it hot after adding peppermint leaves.
Health Benefits of Mimosa Tea
Possibly the most popular benefit of Mimosa flower tea lies in tackling depression, as it has the effect of alleviating the mood. Another thing that Mimosa flower tea is good for is it helps improve liver health and gut functioning.
But it doesn’t limit the usage of the Mimosa tree. You can check out an even more detailed article on the numerous health benefits of the Mimosa tree for a deeper insight.
Lastly, these are some methods you can use to prepare a cup of Mimosa flower tea to lighten your mood.
So, to prepare a quick cup of Mimosa flower tea, use Mimosa flowers, honey, and water. Bring water to a boiling temperature, pour it over mimosa flowers, let it steep for 5-6 minutes, strain the liquid, and add honey. That’s all!
But you can also make other blends with Mimosa Flower tea as the base, e.g., Oolong-Mimosa Ice Tea or Mimosa-Chamomile-Lavender blend, or more based on what suits your taste. Enjoy!