Absinthe Tea

A glass of tea with absinthe (Sheeba in Arabic) is a summertime as well as wintertime treat. When I can get my hands on it, it’s in the summer that I prefer to drink it because of its cooling virtues. People with hot flashes, especially, do appreciate a good cup of absinthe tea. It is often combined with mint for an ultra refreshing effect. Absinthe is also a great digestive.

If you like ingredients with a slightly bitter taste, say grapefruit or asparagus, you’ll love absinthe which also has a lovely desert wildflower aroma.

Absinthe is readily available in Morocco both in fresh and dried form. In the US, it can be purchased dried online. I have never seen it fresh in Florida but I know it can be grown easily and with minimal care in a home garden.

To make absinthe tea, simply add a sprig of absinthe to your cup of hot mint tea.


13 Responses to “Absinthe Tea”

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    Kalyn — 04/23/2011 @ 1:29 am

    Very interesting! I've hard of absinthe as an alcoholic drink, but I didn't know it was also a plant that can be used to make tea. Will watch for the plants and try to grow some if I find it.

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 04/23/2011 @ 1:39 am

    Kalyn, it's a wonderful plant. By all means, plant it if you can find it. It grows plentifully and can be dried in the shade and stored for months.

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    Trix — 04/23/2011 @ 12:36 pm

    Dumb question – how does the absinthe plant taste compared to the alcoholic beverage (which I may have had …. ahem … oh, a glass or three in my day)?

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 04/23/2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Trix, I have never had alcoholic absinthe but I know it's made from the same plant.

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    pierre — 04/23/2011 @ 4:37 pm

    bonjour nisrine
    je trouve de l'absinthe sur mon marché ; dans quoi d'autres l'utilises tu? tu mentionnes des dessert : gateaux peut être?


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    teresa — 04/23/2011 @ 7:46 pm

    so refreshing for the upcoming hot weather!

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    Indie.Tea — 04/24/2011 @ 5:49 am

    I've never tried absinthe. I've heard the flavor is close to anise – what do you think?
    The absinthe tea looks delicious….

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    El — 04/24/2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Wow. I've never seen absinthe as a tea. I've only seen it sold as alcohol. Interesting post and pretty picture!

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    Angie's Recipes — 04/25/2011 @ 10:35 am

    I love the taste of asparagus and grapefruit…sure I will love this herb tea.

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    Mary — 04/25/2011 @ 4:16 pm

    I had never heard of this so I found your post very interesting. I must give this a try. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    lacaffettierarosa — 04/25/2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Another herb to look for. Thanks for posting this.

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    Magic of Spice — 04/25/2011 @ 9:39 pm

    This is something I have never tries but it sounds quite refreshing.

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    Hans Stanton — 09/12/2013 @ 12:36 am

    It makes your dreams very vivid.it has the worst tast ever.

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