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Cleavers Tea

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes



About the Recipe

Can be fed daily if needed, always start off small to test your dog tolerates it well.

Small dogs (Up to 10kg in weight) 1/2 teaspoon

Medium dogs (Up to 20kg in weight) 1 teaspoon

Large dogs (Up to 40kg in weight) 1-1.5 teaspoons

Giant dogs (Greater than 40kg in weight) 2 teaspoons


  • Cleavers - ensure you know they are from a clean source as many areas of the UK are subjected to chemicals. Harvest the cleavers plant before or during the flowering stage and before it goes to seed. Once it goes to seed, let it do just that. Only take what you need from Mother Nature and let the rest alone.

  • Water - filtered water is always ideal however as this process involves boiling the water tap water will be ok to use too.


  • To make cleavers tea, start by boiling water and then adding a handful of cleavers leaves.

  • Steep for 5-10 minutes, then remove the leaves and allow to cool

Steeping is the process of letting the cleavers sit in hot water to allow their flavour, aroma, and beneficial compounds to infuse into the water. This allows the tea to develop its full flavour and medicinal properties. The longer you let the cleavers steep, the stronger the tea will be. In this recipe, the cleavers are steeped in hot water for about 5-10 minutes before being strained out to make the tea.

  • This can be stored in the fridge for 7 days or frozen.

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