Palo Azul is a traditional medicinal Mexican herb with multiple health benefits. It has been used as a natural remedy for centuries.
This blog post will discuss the steps necessary to make an authentic cup of Palo Azul tea. Without any more delay, let’s start brewing!
All you need are two essential ingredients: 1oz of Palo Azul bark and 1 1/2 gallons of water.
To do it, you need to:
- Start heating a large pot with one and a half gallons of water on high heat.
- Once the water has started to boil, put 1oz of Palo Azul bark into the water and close the pot. Let it cook for 60 minutes. For a stronger tea, cook for an additional 20-30 minutes. If a significant amount of water evaporates, add more cups of water.
- After an hour, remove the pot from the stove and strain the tea into a cup. Alternatively, let the tea soak with the wood overnight in the fridge. This will intensify the blue color of your Palo Azul tea.
- Sweeten to your preference and enjoy the Palo Azul tea, either warm or cold! Any way you choose will be healthy and delicious. Enjoy!
How to See the Blue Color of Palo Azul Tea?
As you cook the tea, its color will transform through various brown, red, and blue tones.
To achieve a more intense blue color, steep the tea for an hour and a half, but remember that the blue shade is visible solely due to light refraction.
For a more vibrant blue, pour the tea into a transparent glass or water bottle and hold it to a light source, such as a flashlight or the sun. The blue undertones of the tea will be visible, and you can savor the rich color. Pretty cool, right?
Making Palo Azul tea is an easy and enjoyable process that will leave you with a unique, healthy beverage. With just two ingredients and patience, you can make this traditional Mexican drink right in your kitchen!
The best part about making Palo Azul tea is the blue color it takes on when light passes through it – creating a beautiful sight to behold.
Whether you’re looking for a natural remedy or want something different from what’s available at the grocery store, give Palo Azul tea a try today!