Sea Moss Tea: The Ultimate Health Elixir You Need to Try Today!
Sea moss tea is the newest must-try healthy beverage everyone has been talking about lately! It is loaded with nutrients and provides many health benefits.
And the best part? There are many different sea moss tea recipes, from classic blends with cinnamon and ginger to unique combinations incorporating other superfoods like burdock root and bladderwrack powder.
So, why not treat yourself to a nice cup of sea moss tea this evening and reap the incredible benefits of this powerhouse drink? Get ready to feel rejuvenated and energized as you sip on your new favorite tea!
Related article: 10 Sea Moss Drink Ideas & Recipes!
What is Sea Moss Tea?
Sea moss tea is an herbal tea made with sea moss, an edible alga that naturally grows along the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America and in the Caribbean. The tea is typically made by steeping dried or fresh sea moss in hot water, although it can also quickly be made by adding sea moss gel to your cup of tea.
Sea moss, also known as Chondrus Crispus, Irish moss, and Jamaican moss, is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth. It contains over 90 minerals and vitamins, such as iron, magnesium, calcium, and iodine.
While this seaweed can be consumed in many ways, including raw, in capsules, gel, or powder, drinking sea moss tea is a great way to reap its exceptional benefits for health.
Related article: 18 Benefits of Sea Moss for Your Health and Wellness!
Sea Moss Tea Benefits (vs. Sea Moss Gel)
Eating sea moss gel or taking sea moss capsules are the most popular and efficient ways to take sea moss. However, when prepared as a tea, sea moss has numerous health benefits too, including improving overall health, boosting the immune system, aiding digestion, and improving skin health.
Traditional sea moss tea is made by steeping sea moss in hot water, allowing its nutrients to be extracted into the liquid. The water can then be drunk, but any remaining parts of the seaweed are discarded. While it’s a convenient and quick way to add sea moss to your diet, it may not be as efficient as eating sea moss gel or taking sea moss capsules.
Sea moss gel is made by blending soaked sea moss with water. It can be eaten pure, added to foods and drinks, or even used on the skin. Eating sea moss gel is nutritionally more potent and can provide more benefits than drinking sea moss tea. Simply because you're consuming the entire plant rather than just the nutrients infused into your tea.
Ultimately, it's, first and foremost, a matter of personal preference. Some people may find drinking sea moss tea easier and more convenient, while others may prefer the gel for its more complete nutritional profile. The best alternative to enjoy both simultaneously is to add sea moss gel to your tea!
Related article: 4 Easy Ways to Make Sea Moss Gel at Home!
Be aware that sea moss contains high levels of iodine, which can be harmful in large doses, so consume it in moderation and never exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Related article: The Truth About Sea Moss Side Effects.
How to Make Sea Moss Tea
There are several ways to make sea moss tea, including raw or sea moss gel. Here are our favorite sea moss tea recipes:
Sea moss tea – Traditional recipe
The traditional way to make tea is by brewing dried sea moss. It provides a slightly thick tea with all the goodness of Irish sea moss. However, most people find the taste of sea moss unpleasant. That’s why we like to add natural sweeteners and spices to our brewed sea moss tea. Here’s an easy recipe:
- 1/4 cup of dehydrated raw sea moss
- 4 cups of water
- Natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia, coconut sugar, date sugar, molasses, monk fruit, etc. (optional and to taste)
- Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, star anise seeds, or licorice root (optional and to taste)
- Mix all the dried ingredients in a bowl.
- Steep 1 tablespoon of your sea moss tea blend in 6-8 ounces of hot water for 7-10 minutes.
- Strain the tea leaves using a strainer or infuser.
- Add natural sweeteners of your choice and to your taste.
- Enjoy your flavorful and nutritious sea moss tea!
Making sea moss tea with sea moss gel
Adding sea moss gel to your tea is the most popular way to make sea moss tea. As mentioned above, this method offers additional benefits as sea moss gel contains the entire plant, making your tea more nutritious than the one made the traditional way.
There are two methods for making sea moss tea using sea moss gel. The first one is incredibly simple - all you need to do is add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sea moss gel to your favorite cup of tea.
The second method requires a bit more preparation time but allows you to create your own unique flavor and spice blend. Here’s our favorite recipe:
- 2 tablespoons of sea moss gel
- 2 cups of hot water
- Cinnamon and nutmeg powder
- Natural sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia, coconut sugar, date sugar, molasses, monk fruit, etc.)
- Add 2 tablespoons of sea moss gel to a large teacup.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg powder to taste and mix.
- Pour hot water over the sea moss gel and stir until the gel has dissolved.
- Add sweetener to taste, if desired.
- Stir well, and enjoy!
Can you put sea moss gel in hot tea?
Yes, you can put sea moss gel in hot tea. It's even a smart way to have sea moss! However, sea moss you never boil.
Like for any ingredients used to make teas, including tea leaves, boiling temperatures can cause sea moss to lose some of its nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
To prevent this, ensure the water used to prepare your sea moss tea is not too hot or boiling before adding your sea moss gel. This will help you get the full nutritional benefits of sea moss in your tea.
Related article: Zoom in on Sea Moss Nutrition Facts.
Sea moss and bladderwrack tea bags
Preparing tea bags is a fun and crafty way to make sea moss tea! You can make tea bags with pretty much any dried or powdered ingredients.
For optimal health benefits, we recommend combining sea moss, bladderwrack, and burdock root, as we do in our sea moss capsules. Here’s a flavorful recipe for tea bags loaded with health-boosting nutrients!
- 1 part cut dried wildcrafted sea moss
- 1 part burdock root
- 1 part cut licorice root
- 1 part cinnamon chips
- 1/4 part bladderwrack powder
- 1/8 part ginger
- 1/16 part black pepper
- 1/16 part star anise seed
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients.
- Put the mixture into small tea bags.
- Store the tea bags in a cool, dry place.
Bring water to a boil and pour it into a cup to make your tea. Next, add a sea moss tea bag and let it infuse for 10 minutes. Then, remove the bag and enjoy your nutrient-dense tea!
Alternatively, if you want to enjoy the benefits of sea moss, bladderwrack, and burdock root tea without the hassle of making your tea bags from scratch, open one of our sea moss, bladderwrack, and burdock root capsules and stir the powder into your cup of tea!
We'd love to hear from you! Have you ever tried sea moss tea? How do you like to prepare it? Don't hesitate to leave a comment below and join the conversation!