West Indian Bay Leaf Tea

Herbal tea in cup with teapot and leaves on table
Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Steep: 4 mins
Total: 8 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yields: 2 cups
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
3 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A hot cup of bay leaf tea is comforting—almost like aromatherapy. The fragrant leaves release their essence and give you a spiced tea that will have you going back for a second cup.

Older folks in the Caribbean believe that bay leaf tea can lower your blood pressure, aid with digestive problems, and even get rid of headaches. Folk medicine is still alive in the Caribbean. Whether or not these claims are true, one thing is certain–you'll love this tea.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small pot, add the bay leaves and water. Cover and boil over high heat for 3 minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from the heat and let the tea steep for 4 minutes.

  4. Strain out the bay leaves.

  5. If desired, sweeten or add milk to suit your taste.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • If you're using milk, only use a small splash, as too much milk will dilute the flavor of the tea.


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