Organic Juniper Berries

Organic Juniper Berries

Our whole, organic juniper berries are harvested in Albania and are sold in small bottles.

This item ships directly from our store in Newmarket, Ontario. Larger amounts are sold by weight. For large amounts, please contact kendra@witchplz.com

Juniper berries are not true berries, but are actually female juniper cones with fleshy, merged scales. They are small, dark, and round, and they have a long history as a spice, especially for meats. Tea made from these berries tastes similar to gin, as gin is primarily flavoured with juniper berries.

The berries take between two to three years to ripen to a blue colour, and they develop their darker colour when they're laid out on shelves to dry after being picked.

They could be good offerings or tasty additions to teas.