Sumac Tea

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This Ground Sumac Tea (a tisane, herbal tea) is a refreshing three-ingredient beverage that will freshen you up on a dull day. Make it using my easy recipe.

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Sumac tea served in a glass.
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About Sumac Tea

Sumac Tea is a refreshing beverage made from sumac powder, water, and a sweetener. It is not a tea but a tisane (herbal tea), with no tea leaves added to it.

This tart and citrusy drink is perfect for sipping on hot summer days when the sun is soaring and the body needs constant hydration.

You can also serve this soothing tea hot on cold winter days along with your breakfast or for evening tea.

This easy-to-make tea is high in vitamin C and has immunity-boosting antioxidants.

My vegan and gluten-free sumac tea recipe uses sumac powder, which is easily available, but you can also make it using staghorn sumac berries. I have mentioned the process below.

Ingredients

Sumac tea ingredients

Sumac powder, water, and sweetener are the only three ingredients to make this tea.

Sumac can be purchased in the whole form or as a ground powder.

It can be found in the spice section of any large grocery store and online on portals like Amazon.

Make sure it doesn’t contain salt or other additives when buying sumac. It should be plain sumac powder.

Sumac has many health benefits. Read about them here.

You can use any sweetener, like honey (not vegan), sugar, maple syrup, or agave nectar to sweeten the tea. Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine.

Add brewed black or green tea to the recipe to make a variation.

How To Make Sumac Flavored Tea

Add 2 tablespoon of ground sumac to a pitcher.

Add 1 liter of water and stir well.

Sumac powder and water mixed in a pitcher.

Refrigerate for 12-16 hours.

Refrigerated tea.

To remove the sumac particles, pour the liquid into another pitcher through a coffee filter, nut milk bag, or layered cheesecloth.

Tea passing through a nut milk bag.
Strained tea.

Add a few ice cubes to tall serving glasses and pour the tea over the ice.

Sumac tea poured over ice in a glass.

Add the sweetener of your choice and stir well.

Honey added to the glass.

Garnish with a mint sprig and serve immediately.

This tea can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days in a covered glass container.

Ready sumac tea.

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This Ground Sumac Tea (actually a tisane, herbal tea) is a refreshing 3-ingredient beverage that will freshen you up on a dull day (vegan, gluten-free).
5 from 1 vote

Sumac Tea Recipe

This Sumac Tea (actually a tisane or herbal tea) is a refreshing 3-ingredient beverage that will freshen you up on a dull day. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 0 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 16 hours
Total: 16 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons ground sumac
  • 4 cups water
  • sweetener (honey, sugar, maple syrup etc, as required)
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Instructions 

  • Add ground sumac to a pitcher.
  • Add water and stir well. Refrigerate for 12-16 hours.
  • Pour the liquid into another pitcher through a nut milk bag, coffee filter, or a layered cheesecloth to remove solids.
  • Add a few ice cubes to tall serving glasses and pour the tea over the ice.
  • Add the sweetener of your choice and stir well.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and serve immediately.

Video

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Notes

You can add brewed black or green tea to the recipe to make a variation.
This tea can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days in a covered glass container.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal, Sodium: 1mg, Calcium: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. What if I know some places to pick it? Can I just put the berries in a blender or juicer? I’m in Toronto & none of our stores (At least the ones my mom shops at.) sell ground sumac. Now, knowing that I haven’t ground any sumac, I can’t judge your recipe just yet.

    1. Ground sumac is easily available online on Amazon. If you want to use fresh berries, then look out for recipe that are made using them. I hope this helps.