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Category : Beverages & Teas       Region : Southeast ~ Prairie       Rating : 4
Staghorn Sumac Tea

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Cherokee, way back

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Tony Layne ...who had this passed down from great grandparents

Type of Dish : All Indigenous Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • One complete seed spike (deep red)
  • Honey, or some other sweetener

Directions

Rub the small fruits loose from the spike bundle and bruise them slightly.
Then steep them in hot water until the water takes on a deep rose color.
Control the strength of the tea by the length of time you steep it.
Drain off the tea. The fruit can be used more than once in most circumstances.
Sweeten to taste with honey or other sweeteners.
*** SAFETY NOTE ***** The red fruit spikes of the 'Staghorn Sumac' create a wonderful brew. The 'WHITE' fruit of the 'POISON SUMAC' is as deadly as its name. The fruits do not look the same, but ask someone who knows the difference to teach you.


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