Linden Tea

Ihlamur çayı

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in

Classic Turkish Cooking

By Ghillie Basan

Published 1995

  • About

Made from the dried leaves and blossom of the linden tree, this tea is believed to be good for colds and the digestive system. Usually each glass is served with a wedge of lemon to squeeze into it.


  • juice of ½ lemon
  • handful of dried linden leaves and blossom
  • cold water
  • honey


  • In a double-pot system, put the linden leaves and blossom in the bottom of the small pot, pour the lemon juice over them and place the pot on top of the larger pot, which you have filled with water. Bring the water to the boil, fill up the small teapot and simmer for 1-3 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into glasses, sweeten to taste with honey, and refresh with a squeeze of lemon.