How to make Rosemary Tea

In this guide, I go through the steps on how to make rosemary tea. It is surprisingly easy to make and won’t take you long to master.

Rosemary Tea

You can use either fresh or dried rosemary, depending on what you have I would personally lean towards using fresh. The main difference between the two is the amount you brew with the water.

The thing to look out the most when making this tea is the brewing time. If you brew the tea for not long enough, it will be weak and not really beneficial. If you brew it for too long, it may taste tart and not be very enjoyable.

A little bit of honey will sweeten this tea slightly and make it more appetizing if you prefer sweeter drinks. Honey is also great for soothing a sore throat.

Health Benefits of Rosemary Tea

There are many health benefits of rosemary tea, so it’s a great beverage to be drinking. It’s rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. It’s a great tea to have when you’re feeling a bit of a cold is coming on or just looking at healthy alternatives to other drinks.

This tea is known to also help with digestive problems. It is recommended that drinking three cups of this tea a day will help with any digestive problems that you may be having. If you’re in severe pain or your digestive issues won’t go away, then be sure to go see a doctor to help find the cause of your problem.

I have put together a video on how to make rosemary tea that you can watch below. If you love seeing how to make things, then be sure to watch it (It’s super short). It will take you through all the steps and the correct timing to getting that perfect cuppa.

Rosemary Tea Recipe

Prep time
1 Minute
Cook time
5 Minutes
Total time
6 Minutes


  • 2 cups boiling  water
  • 2-3 tsp rosemary leaves (1 Tbsp dried rosemary)


  1. Steep the rosemary in the water for about 5 minutes or longer. The longer you leave it, the stronger the tea will be (Too long will make it bitter).
  2. If you’re using fresh leaves, then you can leave them in while you drink, or you can simply strain them out. If you’re using dried rosemary, then I recommended straining them out.

Recipe Tips

  • This tea will come out to be quite tart, so if you prefer things a bit on the sweet side, then I highly recommend adding some honey or sugar. Honey is always an excellent choice as it doubles as a throat soother.
  • Growing rosemary is surprisingly easy once the bush has grown to a certain size. Once the bush is large, you will be overwhelmed with the amount of fresh rosemary you will get from it.
  • Rosemary tea is caffeine-free so if you’re looking for something to keep you awake and energized, then this is not for you. Something like a healthy Chai tea is a good alternative if you're looking for a tasty caffeinated beverage.

Nutritional Information

Since we're just seeping the rosemary in some water, you don't need to worry about calories. However, if you do add some honey, then you may need to calculate the nutritional information yourself.

Further up the page, I link to a source regarding some of the health benefits of drinking rosemary tea, so be sure to check that out if you're after more information.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 476g (16.79 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3 Calories from Fat 0.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Drink Recipes

Be sure to check out all my tea recipes as these all will help you when it comes to making the perfect cuppa. There is a fair bit to know about getting that perfect cup of tea, but it mainly just comes down to water temperature and steeping times.

Another tea that I highly recommend making if you’re feeling a bit ill is some ginger tea. It’s soothing, refreshing, and is super easy to make.

It’s always important to remember while tea is a great way to soothe and help remove health problems, it’s always best to get checked by a doctor if you’re feeling unwell.

If you have any variations on this rosemary tea recipe, tips, or anything else you would like to share, then feel free to drop a comment below.

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