How to Make Hops Flower Tea

May 18, 2019

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

Hops Flower Tea is floral, slightly bitter tea with soothing, relaxingeffects. You can enjoy it hot or cold with ice.

How to make hops flower tea

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

Hi Everyone, I’m excited to share one of my favorite teas, Hops Flower Tea. You can make it by the cup or a large amount and save some to have cold the next day. It’s soothing and relaxing, making it one of my favorite teas to have in the evening before bed. Since this recipe uses dried Hops Flowers, you can enjoy it year round. I love to create tea blends with hops, as well, which helps offset the bitter flavor (in case that bothers you!).

how to make hops flower tea

About Hops

About Hops, From the bMAKER package:

"Hops are added to herb pillows, often in combination with lavender, valerian, dill and other herbs reputed to promote relaxation. A cup of this tea is said to calm nerves and reduce anxiety feelings"

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

In addition to use in brewing beer, Hops Flowers are said to help with (Source):

  • anxiety
  • hot flashes
  • insomnia
  • treatment of side effects due to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • helps & decreases risks associated with cardiovascular disease
  • possible anti-cancer effects

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

Side Effects Associated with Hops Flowers

Make sure to use your best judgement and consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding ingesting Hops Flower Tea, especially if you have health concerns; here are some side effects associated with Hops flowers (Source):

  • If you are allergic to birch pollen, it is possible that you can be allergic to Hops flowers
  • because hops has a sedating effect, it is recommended should not be used 2 weeks before surgery where an anesthetic will be used
  • if you take any nervous system depressants like sleeping pills, alcohol, and any other central nervous system depressants, please use caution when taking Hops Flower tea
  • people with estrogen-dependent conditions should avoid hops because of it's estrogen-like qualities

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

Should I Add a Sweetener to Hops Flower Tea?

Hops Flower Tea tastes good and pure on its own; I personally, do not sweeten Hops Flower Tea but I tend not to sweeten tea or coffee drinks with a few exceptions or if I am in the mood for something sweet.

For most people Hops Flower Tea will be too bitter, think of the taste of beer but in "tea" form flavor-wise - that's Hops Flower Tea! So unless you like bitter flavors, you will want to add your favorite sweetener to it. Remember not to over steep the tea, any tea will become bitter if it's over steeped.

You can certainly add honey, agave or your preferred sweetener to this tea.

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

Can I Add Milk to Hops Flower Tea?

Sure, if you want to. I personally do not because the tea is beautiful on it's own and I am more of a tea purist - that's just my opinion! Milk might help reduce the bitter flavor of this tea. If you love milk in your tea though, have at it!

How To Make Hops Flower Tea

Ingredients for Hops Flower Tea
  • 1-2 teaspoons loose, food grade, dried hops flowers
  • 1 cup hot water
  • optional sweetener, amount to taste
  • optional milk or non-dairy milk substitute, amount to taste

1. Heat a tea kettle of water and bring to a boil.

2. Add 1-2 teaspoons dried hops flowers to a mug or fine mesh tea diffuser or T-Sac.

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

3. Add hot water to the mug and cover for 10-15 minutes.

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

4. If you didn't use a tea diffuser or t-sac, you can transfer the tea to another mug to filter out the hops flowers from the tea.

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

5. Enjoy the tea plain or with your favorite sweetener (amount to taste) and or milk/non-dairy milk (amount to taste)!

How to Make Hops Flower Tea

  • As with any herbal remedy, please consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about Hops Flower Tea.
  • You can refrigerate any remaining tea for up to 2 days in an air-tight container.

If you make this Hops Flower Tea and like it, please let us know in the comments below, thank you for reading and following along!