Looking for a stimulating stress tonic to alleviate your mornings? With its curious rosy flavor, Rhodiola tea makes for the perfect addition to your daily diet. It offers all the benefits of botanicals — minus their incredibly intense flavors. In fact, Rhodiola rosea has a sweet and slightly bitter taste that you will actually enjoy. Keep reading for a simple recipe on how to make tea with Rhodiola!
What is Rhodiola Rosea?
Rhodiola rosea is a flowering herb grown in the cold regions of Asia and Europe. Also called the “golden root”, Rhodiola is a small and succulent plant featuring green leaves and star-shaped flowers. The flowers usually appear as clusters of yellow, pink, or red at the end of the stems. For this recipe, we will use Rhodiola powder.
Benefits of Rhodiola Tea
Tea with Rhodiola has plenty of science-backed benefits:
- Rhodiola’s roots are sometimes called adaptogens. This means they can help your body adapt to stress when consumed. Additionally, they can help manage anxiety and fatigue.
- Animal studies show that consuming Rhodiola can have pleasant effects on the brain. For example, they help improve learning and memory functions.
- Rhodiola increases antioxidant activity and reduces physical fatigue, making you feel more energized for the day.
- Some animal studies suggest that consuming Rhodiola can help manage diabetes and have anti-cancer properties. However, more research is required to confirm these benefits.
Ingredients for Rhodiola Rosea Tea
All you need for your Rhodiola tea is:
- Rhodiola powder
- A sweetener of your choice (for example, agave or maple syrup)
How to Make Rhodiola Rosea Tea
To prepare your tea with Rhodiola in under 15 minutes, here’s what to do:
- Heat water to a boil. You can do this on the stovetop or in a kettle.
- Add the heated water to a teapot. You can also use a glass for the purpose.
- Add Rhodiola powder and thoroughly mix the drink with a whisk.
- Add a sweetener of your choice. You can use as much as needed to reach your desired level of sweetness.
- Enjoy your tea!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you put Rhodiola in tea?
Yes. Putting Rhodiola in tea creates a relaxing auburn herbal tea that will help you fight off stress and get your dose of energy for the day. For making tea with Rhodiola, see the recipe above.
Is it OK to take Rhodiola everyday?
You can take Rhodiola everyday (up to 2 servings a day, with a dose of 144 to 200 milligrams) for 6 to 12 weeks. After that, it is recommended to take a break before continuing your intake. Excessive use may cause side effects, as shared below.
Risks and Side Effects
There may be risks associated with consuming Rhodiola rosea. It may lead to allergy or irritability. At times, it can cause chest pain or spikes in blood pressure. More common side effects include insomnia (as it can have you energized for long) and occasional headaches.
If consumed excessively, Rhodiola rosea may cause dizziness. It can also impact your mouth. For example, a drier-than-usual mouth or excessive saliva.
It is also important to remember that the safety of Rhodiola has not yet been proven for pregnant or lactating mothers. So, if you fall into either category, try not to use it until safe.
A fantastic vegan drink that also boosts your energy? Rhodiola rosea tea is surely the answer. Get ready for your boost of energy every morning — and for fighting those morning blues.
Rhodiola tea recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp rhodiola powder
- 2-4 tbsp agave or maple syrup for sweetness
- slices of lemon (optional)
- Heat water either on the stovetop or in a kettle to a boil.
- Add water to a glass/teapot and add rhodiola powder, mix it with a whisk.
- Add sweetener to taste.