Recipes for some unusual tea from The Perfect Woman 1903 by K. T. Boland for these cold winter days.
SLIPPERY ELM TEA – Pour one cup hot water over one teaspoonful of powdered slippery elm bark, or on a piece of the fresh bark. When cool, strain through wire strainer and flavor with very little lemon. Add a little sugar. This is soothing for inflamed mucous surfaces.
ACID FRUIT DRINKS – Poor boiling water on mashed cranberries, barberries, whortleberries or cherries. When cold, strain and sweeten as desired. No. 2. – Stir a tablespoonful of any acid jelly or fruit syrup into a tumbler of ice water. No. 3. – Dissolve one tablespoonful cream of tartar in one pint of water. Sweeten to taste.
APPLE TEA – Roast two large, sour apples, cover with boiling water. When cool, pour water off, strain and sweeten to taste.