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Pineapple Weed Tea

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A lovely fruit tea – with no fruit in it! To make a refreshing cold drink, allow the tea to cool, then chill in the fridge. You can use the cooled tea to make ice lollies, too.

Serves : 1
Prep : 5 minutes
Cook : 5 minutes
  • A small handful of pineapple weed heads per person
  • Sugar or honey to taste


  1. Put the required amount of pineapple weed heads into a teapot. Pour over boiling water and leave to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the tea into cups or mugs, and add sugar or honey to taste. (Depending on when or where the pineapple weed was picked, you may not need to sweeten the tea at all.)


Recipe by Wild Food UK; photography by Otherwise for Wild Food UK


8 comments for Pineapple Weed Tea

  1. Persey says:

    This tea gets 5 out of 5 from me!
    As the first person to rate it on here my impatience with a slow unresponsive phone is to blame for the initial 3 out of 5 rating, given in error. 🙁
    I feel sure future fruity flavoured tea enthusiasts will soon bump the overall rating up to level worthy of this delicious drink!

  2. mel says:

    Can you dry the pineapple flower heads to make them last longer

    1. Eric Biggane says:

      You can dry the flower heads but they do lose some of the flavour.

  3. Jennie says:

    We dried the pineapple heads and there was plenty of flavour. Very strong in fact. We put the dried powder into little tea bags and tied them with cotton with a label at the end – worked perfectly.

  4. Brian Thompson says:

    I live in Lancashire UK Can you please tell me where I can buy Pineapple Weed

    1. Poppy Ives says:

      I haven’t seen any for sale except for on e-bay but it should be found around field entrances and compact soil in Lancashire.

    2. Court says:

      You’ll see it growing wild all over the place now you know what to look for.

  5. Pariis says:

    Seen these all over enfield- North London whilst walking my dog. Can not wait! To try this

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