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Make Your Own: Iced Clover and Orange Tisane

Updated: Nov 14, 2018

When the heat is getting to you and you are feeling puffy and not yourself, try this lovely refreshing iced tisane to cool you down and lift your spirits!


  • 1/2 cup of dried organic red clover flowers

  • 1 organic unwaxed orange

  • 2-3 tablespoons of raw honey to taste

  • 1 cup of ice

The Process

  1. Bring 3 cups of water to just boiling, pour over the red clover in a heat proof glass jug or ceramic tea pot and leave to steep on the bench until it cools to room temperature

  2. Once cooled, place in the fridge for at least 2 hours (preferably overnight)

  3. In a 1 litre jug add a cup of ice, fresh orange slices and honey to taste

  4. Pour over the strained red clover tisane and stir until all is well chilled and the honey is dissolved


  • for a more 'marmalade' orange flavour, add half of the orange slices to the red clover when steeping on the bench in the hot water

  • Brew this tisane when you are tidying up your dinner dishes so that it is ready to chill when you go to bed - not only is it lovely to wake up to a cold refreshing brew on a hot summer morning, but the long steeping time in the fridge will ensure you are drinking the maximum nutrients from the clover

The Benefits

1. Energising

Red clover is known to have an energising effect, making it an ideal herb if you are feeling exhausted, fatigued or depleted.

2. Ultimate Detoxifier

Red clover aids the liver's screening and filtering functions by helping purify toxin-filled blood. It is the most powerful herb of all that supports the lymphatic system and cleanses lymph fluid. Red clover also has the ability to cleanse toxic heavy metals and pesticides.

3. Supports the Liver

With a high mineral content, red clover feeds the liver, making cells stronger, including red blood cells.

Just in case: given its similarity to estrogen, red clover should not be used during pregnancy. Red clover may also react with blood thinning medication, so if you are taking medications and/or prescribed supplements consult your health care practitioner before consuming.


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