NativeTech Home Page     |     FOOD & RECIPE INDEX     |     SEARCH BY CATEGORY OR TRIBE     |     Contact Us
Recipe Categories

Beverages & Teas (31)
Fruit & Berries (21)
Grains & Breads (109)
Plants & Vegetables (89)
Seeds & Nuts (6)
The Bird (18)
The Fish (55)
The Four Legged (98)
Un-Categorizable (21)
with Commodity Foods (8)

Regions

Northeast ~ Great Lakes (124)
Northwest (82)
Plains ~ Plateau (46)
Southeast ~ Prairie (100)
Southwest ~ California (76)
Unknown (28)

Type of Dish

All Indigenous Ingredients (102)
Contemporary & Traditional (190)
Today's Native Dishes (164)

Alphabetical Index

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Category : Beverages & Teas       Region : Northwest       Rating : 5
Black Birch Tea

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Unregistered.

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Ken Davenport ... who learned this from Family

Type of Dish : All Indigenous Ingredients

Printer Friendly View

Click Thumbnail
to Enlarge

Ingredients

  • Black Birch twigs, fresh or dried inner bark - about container
  • Very hot water to fill container
  • One sick child or old man with fond memories.

Directions

Steep twigs or fresh or dried inner bark in water, or preferably, birch sap. Very mild wintergreen essence Sweeten to taste, prefer Birch, Maple or other natural tree sap syrup. Wild honey is nice also but some are a bit to strong, tea infusion is very mild. The longer it seeps the more syrup you will need.

Note: History; my gram used to make this for the sickens, she would put us in a steam "tent" and dump tea down us as fast as we could take it. She had special names for each of us, so you can just sign me "Ashakabe" which is as close as I can get to the sound.


Rate this recipe

Very Good

Good

Average

Poor

Very Poor


If you would like to contribute your own Native American or First Nation's recipe to this database, please send it to me through an email by clicking on the 'Contact Us' link above.

Sponsors


This site is hosted by NativeWeb. Your donations to Nativeweb help them to promote Indigenous resources, inform the public about Indigenous cultures and issues, and to facilitate communications between Indigenous peoples and organizations supporting their goals and efforts. Please see their donation page to find out ways you can help.


Hosted on NativeWeb

Please visit my personal page at Waaban Aki Crafting
Waaban Aki Crafting