Shiso Tea

Shiso tea is an herbal drink that’s refreshing served hot or cold.



Winter 2016-2017

  • This shiso tea is beautiful and refreshing.
    Photo by Flickr/couchsurfingcook

Total Hands-On Time: 20 min

Preparation Time: 20 min

Yield: 1 quart

The bright pink color of this shiso drink comes from its anthocyanin pigments, which are also found in blueberries, raspberries, eggplant skins, and red cabbage. Acid (like the lemon juice in the recipe below) releases the color from the leaves into the tea. In the following herbal drink recipe, you can substitute half the amount of dried leaves for fresh, but your shiso drink will have a different taste.


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