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How to Make Red Clover Tea

Updated on February 7, 2017
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Nutritious and healthful red clover tea can be easily made at home. Brew tea made from red clover blossoms for a warm drink or serve it chilled.

Red Clover Blossom
Red Clover Blossom | Source

Red clover is a perennial that grows in numerous places throughout the world, including North America. The plant is also known as trifolium, sweet clover, purple clover and cow clover.

Plants can be grown from seed or from cuttings. Red clover grows readily and when flowers open, these can be harvested to make red clover tea.

If you plan on making red clover tea, ensure that you pick plants well away from roadsides or from areas that have been sprayed with chemicals.

Why Make Red Clover Tea?

Red clover tea (Trifolium pratense) is commonly brewed because of its medicinal properties.

Red clover is believed to combat cancer development and is used as a blood cleanser. The whole plant, infusion, or oil is used to treat a number of health complaints, ranging from coughs and fevers to high cholesterol and fertility problems.

Red clover contains phytoestrogens and flavonoid-type antioxidants.

Sweet Red Clover Makes a Healthful Tea

Red Clover
Red Clover | Source

How to Make Red Clover Tea

Red Clover Tea


  • Place 1 Tbsp. of fresh or dried red clover blossoms in a cup
  • Pour 1-11/2 cups boiling water over the dried blossoms to make red clover tea.

Red Clover Tea


  • 1 tsp. dried herb and blossom
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chilled Red Clover Beverage

  • Place a handful of fresh blossoms in a jug and pour water over. Allow to steep and store in fridge for a refreshing beverage on hot days.

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      Dorothy wI heard from Dr. Oz. that red clover tea is good for your health. Got some red clover and am going to try it.. 5 years ago

      Going to try it.

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      kims3003 5 years ago

      I was searching for this actually. Thanks for sharing - nicely done with a nice writing style by the way! I also write at Triond and commented on one of your Triond articles as well as requested your friendship. Hope you will do the same

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I will have to try red clover tea. It sounds like the benefits make it a must try. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I’ve never heard of red clover tea before. Thank you for the instructions and information. I’m looking forward to trying this tea in both the hot and chilled versions.

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