Sometimes, Farmer Steve’s CSA box includes a bag of Jujube fruit. While it’s possible to just eat them like that (well, wash first!), especially in the months when outside temperatures cool down, this is a very welcome tea that can be made from the dried fruit.
It’s pretty simple to make, since there’s really only two ingredients: water and jujube. I’ve heard of people adding some ginger to it as well.
Start by boiling the water. You’ll need about 1 quart of water for every 100 grams of the dried jujube fruit. While the water is boiling, chop/slice the jujube in about 1/8 of an inch slices. It may get hard to cut in the center because of the seeds so use both hands.
Once the water is boiling, add the copped jujube and leave it simmering for 30 minutes. If you’re adding fresh ginger, you can add 1-2 1/8 of an inch slices now. Alternatively, if you’re adding ginger oil (for example, the Ginger Oil from Doterra), we recommend adding that at the very end when straining the tea and right before drinking.
We drank the tea warm first and then saved the leftovers to drink cold another day. The tea is amazing hot or cold and doesn’t even require any sweetener!