Invoking the scents of the forest, with a fresh, almost resinous fragrance and lightly lemony.
Cedar is a common tree in the forests of Quebec, and has been enjoyed as an herbal infusion for much of its history. Cedar tea is rich in tannins and vitamin C. A cup of white cedar tea can be intense, packing deep notes of menthol and lemon.
While cedar has not been used in cooking until recently, it’s showing up in more and more recipes in Nordic cuisine. As with many conifers, it goes great with juniper and Labrador tea. It makes a worthwhile combination for dishes featuring wild game or red wine sauces. A hint of cedar is also a great topping for desserts.
Steeping time: 7-10 min
Water temperature: 95°C