A blending of chokecherry berries, seeds, leaves and bark, this tea is a delicious staple of the Lakota traditions. Geraldine Goes In Center harvest wild growing chokecherries through out the month of July in order to produce this amazing tea. Chokecherries grow wild in the South Dakota prairies and were one of the main sources of food for the Lakota.
Wild Mint Tea:
Mint grows wild along the creeks and rivers of the prairie and it was harvested by the Lakota to be consumed as a tea. Known as Cheyaka, it is served most commonly at all social gatherings and meals. Whether served hot in the winter or cold in the summer, wild mint tea is always a delight.