Calming Kids’ Tea Recipe

Hawthorn berries, leaves, and flowers all feature in this gentle tea blend.

Spring 2018

  • hawthorn tea
    This tea is similar to the one Peter Rabbit's mother made — but she didn't know about the benefits of including hawthorn.
    Photo by Adobe Stock/murziknata
  • hawthorn tea

Yield: 4 cups

The herbs in this tea combine well with hawthorn for little ones who experience stress or upset. 


• 4 teaspoons hawthorn berries

• 2 teaspoons hawthorn leaves and flowers

• 1 teaspoon linden

• 2 teaspoons lemon balm

• 1 teaspoon chamomile

• Honey, to taste


1. Mix together all ingredients except honey, add to a quart jar, and pour boiling water over to cover.

2. Cover jar with a lid and steep for 15 minutes.

3. Strain, and add a bit of honey if desired.

4. Drink as often as needed or enjoyed.

Learn more about the history and uses of hawthorn in Mythical, Heart-Healthy Hawthorn.