Enjoy the nectar of a honeysuckle!
My family was outside enjoying the sunshine when we spotted some honeysuckle vines growing on the edge of the wood line. I decided to show them how to eat the nectar of a honeysuckle. My 4 year old loved it. I started thinking about other ways we could use this plant and the possible health benefits.
I started with homemade tea. First, choose open honeysuckle flowers. Pluck them at the base where the nectar is located. Avoid picking leaves or stems. I put my flowers in a tea bag so I didn’t have to strain the water later but if you don’t have a tea bag, you can strain the flowers out pretty easily.
Put the flowers in a mug or mason jar and pour hot water over them. Let the water cool to room temperature. Strain the flowers and add a few ice cubes. Or you can put the mixture in the fridge to infuse overnight for more flavor.
The finished tea has a lovely color, floral smell and a sweet flavor. Add a sprig of mint and enjoy!