Dandelion Root Tea, also known as Dandelion Coffee, is a very soothing and healthy drink that serves many purposes. Among them, a cheap coffee alternative, a diuretic, and as a weight loss supplement. More benefits here. Though it's easy to come by and available for purchase in stores, we are homesteaders and enjoy making our own foods, recipes, beverage, and home remedies whenever we can! Below you'll find the tutorial for how to make your very own dandelion root tea from scratch.
Make your own dandelion root tea concoction, hot or cold, and enjoy the brew for what it is: another reason to uproot those weeds and repurpose them for good. Caution: If you are using wild dandelions, be sure no pesticides were applied to the plants.
Click to read our article about the Amazing Medicinal Benefits of Dandelions
If you do plan on drinking this flower for medicinal use, we recommend consulting your doctor if you are currently on any prescriptions. Though there are many benefits, it's always good to be aware of what you are putting into your system and how it will react with your unique genetic traits. Precautionary article here.
Best Way to Make Dandelion Root Tea
This recipe is from our friends at the Coupon Project
You Will Need:
- dried dandelion roots
- cutting board
- food processor
- small basin/container
- oven pan
- baking sheet
- food container/jar
Step 1. Prepare Your Dandelion Root
Wash away all excess dirt from your dandelion root, and chop it into smaller pieces.
Step 2. Process Dandelion Roots
Now use your food processor to finely chop the roots to size, as pictured.
Step 3. Dry up the Dandelion Roots
Set your oven to 250° and insert the baking pan with the chopped dandelions for 2 to 3 hours until they are totally dry. If you have more time or the means, you can also use a dehydrator, or set them outside under the hot sun until they are all dried out. You will notice a sweet earthy smell emitting.
Step 4. Store Your Roots
Once your dandelions are all dried up, store them in a dry place until use. (By the way – if you want your root even finer, you can always grind it down more.)
Step 5. Make the Dandelion Tea
To make the tea, treat it like any other loose leaf, and make it in your tea press, or with a tea infuser. Or create your own tea bag (here's how). Add some fresh dandelion as garnishing… And hey, don't forget after creating your dandelion tea… sit, sip, and enjoy.
Love what you're tasting? Here are some great recipes to try with your Dandelion Tea:
- Dandelion Smoothies (perfect detoxifying drink)
- Iced DandelionVanilla Latte (ideal for summer season)
- Butterscotch Dandelion Tea (another coffee alternative)
- Taste of India Smoothie
If you want to know more about dandelion, check out: The Amazing Dandelion and its Benefits
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