|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*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.|
There are many choices when it comes to tea, from black to green to herbal. But several flavored teas are not actually made from tea leaves at all, and instead are brewed from dried flowers, leaves, fruits, and spices. Technically this is called a tisane. This tea, or tisane, is made from marjoram, an aromatic herb that is slightly sweet.
Marjoram is part of the mint family and has been growing in the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Western Asia for thousands of years. It is often compared to and confused with oregano, but its flavor is milder with a more delicate aroma. This herb has a sweet, woodsy, and minty flavor, perfect for creating a warm, comforting tea. It is also known for its health benefits, including helping with digestive issues and painful menstruation, and is high in vitamins and A and C, making this herbal tea a healthy choice.
To make marjoram tea, simply add the dried herb to boiling water and allow it to steep for about three minutes until hot and fragrant. Then strain out the herb, pouring the mixture into a teacup; you can enjoy it as is, or add a little bit of honey for extra sweetness if you like. Since it doesn't contain any caffeine, you can sip this soothing tea any time of day.
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- Optional: 1 teaspoon honey
Gather the ingredients.
Boil the water in a small saucepan and then add the dried marjoram leaves. Let the mixture steep for 3 minutes or until fragrant.
Place a small strainer over a teacup and pour the mixture to strain the marjoram leaves.
Add the honey, if desired, and stir to dissolve.
Serve hot and enjoy.
Buying and Storing Marjoram
Dried marjoram is often readily available in the spice aisle of your local supermarket. Like other dried herbs, it should be stored in an airtight jar in a cool, dark spot like a cabinet or a drawer; do not put too close to the stove. You can also place it in the freezer for longer storage; just be sure to label it if you transfer the marjoram to another container (which you might do if you bought the herb in bulk). Before using frozen marjoram, crush the leaves with your fingers or the back of a spoon to release the oils, which will make the herb more fragrant.
Bina F, Rahimi R. Sweet marjoram. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017;22(1):175-185.