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Foraging: Birch Leaves

a cup of coffee on a table

I have a lovely birch tree in my Vancouver backyard. In the spring, I love to pick 3 new bright green leaves for my tea in the morning. The taste is very fresh and spicy, similar to a green tea and really good for you. A little lemon and honey balances the flavour nicely.  Foraging for birch tea is easily done as birch is such a common tree in North America.
– Chef Robin

If you want to learn more about foraging and cooking in Vancouver, come on one of our Wild Edibles Tours May-November.

Wild Edibles with Chef Robin – Birch Tea from Robin Kort on Vimeo.