Korean War Veteran tea recipe being shared with first responders

Batches of tea being made available to the community
Posted at 7:22 PM, Apr 21, 2020

Korean War Veteran, Edwin Norman Jr. is sharing a family tea recipe that he learned from his parents.

"Well, it's from my great grandfather. He passed it on to my momma and daddy, and then I got a hold of it," said Edwin Norman Jr.

The recipe is now in the hands of his grandson, Darnell Norman, and thought this would be the perfect time to share the homemade remedy to the rest of Acadiana.

"We saw on the news locally, and worldwide nurses and doctors were catching the coronavirus, and me and my fiancé felt the need to say we were going to go out there and donate some to the hospitals, said Darnell Norman.

The main ingredient of this comes from the manglier plant that is grown in specific areas in the south.

"The manglier plant is grown in Louisiana that many families have been doing. There may be many grandma's and grandpa's that know about it, and everyone probably has their own recipe for what they put into it," said Delani Duhon.

Regardless of who makes the tea, it is known to help with anti-inflammatory systems and upper respiratory systems. According to the Norman's, it's not something that is just for when a person is feeling under the weather.

"It's not something you only have to drink when you're sick. You can take it daily. It's good for your skin, it's just good for you," said Duhon.

In an effort to support the community, the family hopes to continue to share their family tradition.

"It's thrilling. It's exciting to help out the community. This is a taste that comes from hundreds of years of tradition," said Norman.

The family emphasizes that this remedy doesn't cure and viruses, but it will help boost an immune system.

If anyone would like to send a batch to a local hospital or would like to purchase for themselves, they can contact the Normans at 850-261-8242.