Oat tops are the milky tops of the oat plant. Avena sativa has been consumed as a popular cereal grain for thousands of years. The young, milky oat tops are favored for their calming and nutritive properties. They are often used in tincturing or added to bath and body blends, as well as infused in teas.
Oat tops are a high source of Vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and additionally contain B, iron, manganese, zinc, calcium, silicon and selenium.
Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 2 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 5 minutes.