As stated this tea is made using the bark of the Provision Bark tree. The Provision Bark tree is also known locally as Santo Domingo. Brewing the tea requires preparation in advance as the bark is dried for days 3 – 4 days before. It is used to assist with lowering blood pressure, anemia, and fatigue. For Ms. Silvina Perez of San Jose Nuevo Palmar making and consuming the tea takes her back to her childhood days when her mother would prepare Provision Bark Tea at home.

Ingredients: Dried Provision Bark, Cinnamon, Milk, Sugar and Water

Courtesy: The Banquitas House of Culture Tea Time Series

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