Persian Sour Cherry Tea Recipe+18 Benefits and Side Effects

The taste experience of an authentic Iranian sour and fragrant tea: A Traditional and Healthy Beverage

Persian sour cherry tea is one of the most colorful and tasty teas. It is prepared in the spring when the sour cherries ripen.

Sour cherry is a fruit with many therapeutic and medicinal properties, such as treating arthritis and muscle pain, improving sleep at night, reducing diabetes and blood pressure, and reducing inflammation and burning. It is useful for weight loss and is a rich source of antioxidants.

It must be said that this tea is not only a refreshing drink but also has various health benefits.

Persian sour cherry is a sour and delicious fruit from the cherry family. It has valuable properties, which is why it is very popular among Iranians. This fruit is consumed fresh, frozen, and even dry. Sour cherry jam and syrup have been seen on Iranian tables in the summer season since the past until today.

Tea is also a popular Iranian drink. In addition to the constant consumption of black tea, they prepare a variety of teas from plant leaves and dried fruits. Sour cherry tea is easy to prepare and has no particular complexity.

This tea has exactly the same nutrients and vitamins as sour cherries, so it can be served at parties or gatherings. On summer nights and beautiful spring days, this delicious tea will have a very good taste with cake.

Sour cherry tea has a pleasant aroma, a vivid red color, and a fruity sour taste. It can be made with a variety of sweet and sour fruits and fresh or dried sour cherries.

A brief history of Persian cherry tea:

A brief history of persian sour cherry tea

The colors of Persian cherry tea fruit range from light red to dark red. In the past, it was believed that darker sour cherries were of higher quality.

Today, this belief has become a reality, and science has proven that the darker the color of the sour cherry, the more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are contained in it.

According to ancient documents, in 72 BC, Lucius Lichinius brought sour cherries from Anatolia to Rome.

It is also mentioned in history that “Henry VIII,” one of the kings of England in the 16th century AD, loved sour cherries and their tea! This drink is served with Persian tea and gol gav zaban at parties and for breakfast and dinner.

In this article, we will introduce you to the preparation of Persian sour cherry tea and its benefits. So, be with us at the meals cook site.

How to make Persian sour cherry tea with fresh sour cherry?

Sour cherry tea recipe

How to make persian sour cherry tea with fresh sour cherry

Persian sour cherry tea tastes great, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you should try it one time. Prepare the following ingredients and follow the preparation steps listed at the bottom of the table. After reading it, you can have a hot cherry drink in less than 15 minutes.

For: 4 to 5 people

Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes

Ingredients Persian fruit tea:

Ingredients persian sour cherry tea

Fresh sour cherry 1 cup
Honey as needed
Cold water Two glasses
Boiling water Two glasses
Sweets as needed

Instruction :

Instruction Persian Sour Cherry Tea

Making Iranian sour cherry tea is not difficult; you can simply make and enjoy it. It is possible to prepare sour cherry tea in different ways, and you can choose any of those methods at your convenience. The most straightforward steps to prepare sour cherry tea are as follows:

1. The first step to making sour cherry tea is to wash the cherries well and remove the stems and leaves if they are attached.

It is very important to wash the sour cherries. It is better to pour them all into a container, add enough water, and let them sit for 15 minutes, then drain.

2. Now, pour the washed sour cherries into the teapot, add two glasses of water, and let it boil. After the water starts to boil, cook the heat and let it simmer.

3. After 10 to 15 minutes, drink it. If you see that the color of the sour cherry has turned white, your tea has been brewed.

4. filter the Persian fruit tea and pour it into the desired glass. At this stage, you can add honey or candy and stir. After the tea reaches the desired temperature, drink it.

How to make Persian sour cherry tea with dried sour cherry? (how to make cherry tea)

How to make persian sour cherry tea with dried sour cherry

For: 4 to 5 people

Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes

Making beautiful sour cherry tea with fresh and dried cherries is possible. You can also make sour cherry tea using dried cherries instead of fresh cherries.

In this method, you can use dried sour cherries with seeds and sour cherries without seeds! The preparation method is as follows:

To do this the preparation method is the same as the one we discussed above. The difference is that you can soak the sour cherries for about 10 to 15 minutes before making the tea to make your tea taste better and its color more attractive.

Then brew it like the previous method, pour it into the glass, and drink it.

Sour Cherry Tea Benefits:

Properties and benefits of persian sour cherry tea

We have provided you with eight incredible sour cherry tea benefits. We hope you will drink sour cherry tea instead of coffee tomorrow.

Anti-cancer: This tea can help reduce the risk of tumors and cancer due to the antioxidants in sour cherries.

Lowering blood pressure: Helps lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.

Anti-inflammatory: It reduces inflammation, muscle pain as well as pain caused by arthritis, gout, and headache.

Strengthening the body’s immune system: Its antioxidants strengthen the body’s immune system and play a role in its detoxification process.

Reducing the uric acid level: Dry or fresh cherry tea lowers the uric acid level in the blood.
High uric acid levels can cause stone deposition in the kidney and various other discomforts.

Insomnia treatment: “Melatonin” found in cherries helps to reduce stress and regulate sleep patterns.

Reducing cough: In some cases, this tea has been mentioned as a relief for respiratory problems including cough relief.

This tea contains “cyanogenic glycosides” including “prunasin” which can be effective in reducing cough.

Aids in digestion: This tea helps in digestion and relieves constipation. Antioxidants in cherries stimulate digestive secretions, bile, and enzymes that help the body absorb nutrients during digestion.

Cherry tea side effects:

Sour cherries are useful for people with a hot temper or suffering from heat. But it is not useful for people who are cold-tempered and these people should consume cherries with hot and dry foods such as spices and saffron.

Sour cherries Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Facts
For a Serving Size of 1 cup, with pits, yields (103g)
Calories 51.5 Calories from Fat 2.8 (5.4%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g
Saturated fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1g
Sodium 3.1mg 1%
Potassium 178.2mg 4%

Notes :

Notes foe persian sour cherry tea

Preparing Persian fruit tea is straightforward and does not require special skills, but some tips make it taste better and help people while preparing it. These points include:

  • Change the amount of sugar and honey according to the sourness and sweetness of the sour cherries.
  • It is better not to remove the cherry’s core, but you can remove it if you like.
  • Fresh sour cherries have more color.
  • When the cherries turn pale, they are fully ripe.
  • You can pour candy into the teapot from the beginning.
  • Use candy or honey to sweeten the taste of tea.
  • The tea is brewed when the sour cherries are almost colorless.
  • Note that you should not drink too much of this tea. This fruit is cold, and drinking too much may cause harmless side effects.


1. What effect does sour cherry tea have on weight loss?

Sour cherry tea removes toxins and reduces abdominal fat. Drinking sour cherry tea before meals reduces appetite.

2. Can pregnant women drink sour cherry tea?

Yes, sour cherry tea helps reduce nausea, sleep, glucose in the mother, and blood supply and nutrition to the fetus.

3. Is sour cherry tea good for fatty liver?

Yes, sour cherry tea increases urine volume, removes toxins, and reduces swelling and inflammation of the liver and kidneys. It helps control fatty liver.

4. How to prepare Persian fruit tea?

Pour some sour cherries with or without seeds into the teapot and add two glasses of boiling water. Then let it brew for 20 minutes.

5. Does Persian sour cherry tea have the same vitamins and nutrients as its fruit?

Yes, all properties of sour cherry fruit are present in its tea.

6. What is sour cherry tea good for?

This tea is helpful for insomnia, constipation, and diarrhea in pregnant women, as well as for reducing blood pressure and purifying the kidneys and liver.

7. What are the disadvantages of cherry tea?

Sour cherry tea is not harmful, but excessive consumption is not recommended for pregnant women and people with cold temperaments.

8. What kind of cherry tea is best?

The cherry tea made with fresh cherries has a better color and taste

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  1. What raste of sour cherry tea?
    What is serve with this?
    And how many calories in 1 cup of sourcherry tea?

    1. Hi taste of sour cherry is sour, any type of persian sweet is served with sour cherry tea and each cup of sour cherry tea have a 40 calories.

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