NZ Lifestyle Block



You can make ginseng tea from either the roots or leaves of the ginseng plant. You need about 10g of fresh root or leaves per 500ml of water.

If using the leaves:

• pick in late summer so you don't slow down root growth;

• leave in the sun for a day to dry;

• slice thinly.

If using the roots:

• harvest, then wash carefully;

• slice thinly.


Boil either the roots or leaves in hot water for 10 minutes. The tea can be drunk either hot or left in the fridge for a few days. The initial taste may be bitter followed by a sweet aftertaste.

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