Make Your Own Cedar Wildberry Chai

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    Make your own cedar wildberry chai


    Chef Paul Owl shares his 'tree tea' recipe


    for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival





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    Paul Owl, Anishinaabe chef from the Serpent River First Nation,
    is sharing his foraging and tea-making techniques as part of the online version
    of this year's Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. (Submitted by Paul Owl)
    COVID-19 has forced organizers of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
    to take the annual event online this year.
    That means cultural, musical and culinary demonstrations
    are yours to be had from the comfort of home.
    Paul Owl, Anishinaabe chef from the Serpent River First Nation,
    is sharing his foraging and tea-making techniques for the festival.

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    Cedar wildberry chai from Chef Paul Owl's Treeteas Brewing Co. (Treeteas/Facebook)
    Owl, who has been making and selling his brand of "tree teas" for a few years now,
    was a guest on CBC Ottawa's All In A Day Wednesday.
    "It's amazing to see all the food that's already here that I don't
    have to put any work in to get and all the different barks and roots and leaves
    that are already here that I can harvest," said Owl,
    who runs a sustainable farm raising alpacas, goats and chickens.
    Owl markets his own teas made of wild harvested plants
    and shoots through a brand called Treeteas.
    Here he shares his recipe for cedar wildberry chai,
    which he also shares on his solstice festival video, found at
    summersolsticefestivals.ca.
    Cedar wildberry chai

    Ingredients:
    • 5 grams cedar leaves.
    • Cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cloves, black pepper.
    • Small handful each of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
    Directions:
    Fill a pot with about a litre of water and bring to a boil. Mix your spices in equal parts,
    or to your liking.
    Add your cedar to the boiling water along with about 15 grams of your spice mix
    and the berries.
    Simmer. Once cedar goes dark green, and before the colour goes dull
    remove from the pot.
    Ladle hot tea into cups to enjoy hot or remove from heat and chill
    in the fridge for iced tea.
    Sweeten with honey or maple syrup if desired.
     

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