Gather the Calendula
To make one cup of Calendula tea, you will need two teaspoons of fresh Calendula flower petals, and one teaspoon of dried petals. You can use both the yellow and orange flower varieties to brew the Calendula tea. Dry Calendula petals can easily be found at nearly every herb store. You can also grow Calendula plants at home, in order to get fresh, organic petals.
Steep the petals
Place the Calendula petals in a mug or glass, and pour one cup of boiling water over them. Allow the petals to steep in the water for 15 to 20 minutes.
Strain the mixture
After the water is thoroughly infused with the flavour of the petals, run the tea through a tea strainer or cheese cloth, to remove the petals from the liquid. For the best infusion, get as much liquid out of the petals as possible, by pressing the petals with the back of a spoon.
Calendula petals usually have a bitter taste; to combat the natural bitterness of the petals, add honey to the tea as a natural sweetener. The quantity of honey that you add depends on your personal taste and preferences - keep adding it until the tea is sweet enough for your liking.
Drink the tea
For best results, drink hot, freshly brewed Calendula tea thrice a day.