Enjoy your hops tea by pouring a cup or so of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of hops flowers. Let sit for about 10-15 minutes then strain and enjoy. As hops are bitter, try adding sweeteners or blend with other teas. Brew extra - you can refrigerate the tea for up to two days. Not feeling great? Hops are a relaxant and can help with menstrual cramps and muscle spasms. They are also high in antioxidants, and have phytoestrogic, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-carcinogenic properties. They may even help treat diabetes symptoms.