Catnip Tea Recipe (For Cats!)

Catnip Tea Recipe (For Cats!)

Many people are familiar with catnip but it’s often given to cats in a dry, spray, or fresh form. But did you know that you can also brew it into tea? Right now, catnip tea is all the rage within the cat owner community. Keep reading below for the full catnip tea recipe.

What is catnip?

Catnip is a type of herb belonging to the mint family. It attracts cats by causing them to feel pleasure and excitement. It is a plant that can be easily grown in North America, and its leaves are feather-like and green with purple flowers. Catnip is a type of plant that has been used for tea, as well as in some natural bug repellents. The flowers are also said to help with respiratory issues such as coughs.

Is catnip safe for cats?

Rephrase Cats can consume catnip, which may help to improve their digestive system.

Rephrase The plant genus Nepeta is known for its anti-diarrheal properties. This means that it’s important to keep cats away from large amounts of plants in this category, as over consumption can cause digestive problems.

Can cats overdose on catnip?

Cats may experience health problems after consuming too much catnip. These issues can include vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, or difficulty walking. Use a small amount at first and talk to your veterinarian about the right dose for your pet’s individual needs.

Catnip is more potent when fresh, so you won’t need as much of it. In addition, avoid using highly concentrated oils because they can be very powerful.

Catnip Tea Recipe (For Cats!)



  1. Place dried catnip in tea steeper
  2. Pour boiling water over catnip
  3. Let steep for 3-5 minutes
  4. Drain into vessel and chill or drain over ice and serve

Leftover tea can be stored for up to 5 days.

Let us know how your kitty liked this catnip tea in the comments!