Cherry Tree Bark
Wild cherry tree tea has an unusual flavor – you may want to add honey or milk or try steeping a small spoonful at first. Steeping time is around ten minutes. If you like the taste, add more. Use the cherry bark tea as desired in moderation, no more than more than three cups a day and less over long periods of time.
A Bit of History
Varieties of cherry trees grow throughout the world – in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. The wild cherry tree is native to eastern North America where Native Americans, like their ancient Chinese herbalists counterparts, brewed the inner bark into a tea. Then, as now, it was enjoyed for its flavor and medicinal value as a cough suppressant, treatment for upset stomach, and antidote for stress.