Sorghum Leaf Tea

Embark on a journey of wholesome refreshment with this simple yet exotic Sorghum Tea recipe. Begin by simmering dried sorghum leaves to your preferred thickness, creating a soothing fragrant infusion. Customize your cup with a touch of date syrup or powder for sweetness, and elevate the experience with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint.

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2
    Sorghum leaf dry
  • 2 cups
  • Date Syrup/ Powder optional, adjust to taste
  • Lemon or mint optional


  1. Rinse the sorghum leaf thoroughly under cold water to remove any debris or impurities.

  2. Boil 2 cups of water in a medium sized saucepan

  3. Add the rinsed sorghum leaf to the boiling water.

  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let the sorghum simmer for about 30-40 minutes.

  5. Remove it from heat once the sorghum tea has reached your preferred consistency.

  6. Strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a teapot or serving pitcher to remove the solid leaf.

  7. Add date syrup or date powder to sweeten the tea, if desired, and a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for extra flavour.

  8. Serve the sorghum tea hot or let it cool and refrigerate it for a refreshing cold drink.


When preparing your sorghum tea, carefully strain the liquid with a fine sieve or cheesecloth. This crucial step ensures no leaf particles enter your cup, delivering a smooth and satisfying tea experience.


Courses: Starter, Tea
Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: Homemade Sorghum Leaf Tea, Mint Flavored Sorghum Tea, Refreshing Sorghum Drink
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 15-30 minutes
Season: General
Number ingredients: 1-5 ingredients
Taste: Fresh, Sweet
Preparation method: Boiling
Type of dish: Tea
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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Bola Adeyanju