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Traditional Foods - Ceyaka (Mint) Tea

Wild Mint or Ceyaka, is often infused to make a traditional tea. This tea is sweetened using honey and often used for medicinal purposes. Ceyaka is found growing along creeks and other waterways. Ceyaka is best harvested until mid August. Ceyaka can be utilized while fresh, or died for later use.

Did You Know?
Wild mint can be used to treat colds and upset stomachs.

Ceyaka (Mint) Tea


  • 1/4 Cup dried crushed Ceyaka
  • 3 Cups boiling water
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 5 Cups ice water


Place 3 cups of water in a sauce pan with 1/4 cup dried crushed ceyaka and bring to a boil. Once it begins boiling, let boil for 10 minutes or until the water turns a green color. Pour through strainer (to seperate loose ceyaka) into picture and stir in honey. Add ice water and serve.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 63.8, Total Fat 0g, Sodium 5.6g, Total Carbohydrates 17.3g, Protein 0.1g.

Source: Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program: "Tradition and Nutrition feed your DNA" gptchb.org

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