Hollyhock Tea

Hollyhock tea is refreshing on hot days and can soothe sore throats.

Summer 2017

  • Hollyhock blossom tea has been popular in the United States since colonial times.
    Photo by iStock/DianePeacock

Total Hands-On Time: 20 min

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 1 cup

Make this tea with the freshest flowers you can, and always be sure they haven't had pesticides or fertilizers sprayed on them.


• 3 to 4 hollyhock flowers
• 1 cup boiled water
• Canning jar with lid
• Honey (optional)


Remove the petals from 3 to 4 hollyhock flowers and place in a canning jar.

Pour hot water over the petals, and place a lid on the jar.

Allow to steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

Strain and enjoy with a bit of honey if you desire. This can be served warm for a sore throat or iced for a refreshing summertime drink.

Try another hollyhock recipe or read more about hollyhocks here:

Hollyhock Soother for Skin and Hair
Roots Rx: All About Hollyhocks

Dawn Combs of Mockingbird Meadows Farm is an ethnobotanist, author, speaker, and educator who homesteads with her family in central Ohio. Find her book, Heal Local, in our online store.

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