Make Dandelion Tea

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Time to make Dandelion Tea! Why?? Our yard is full of spring dandelions! I had no idea about this little Utah treasure.  The kids are in heaven with all the flowers popping up.  I had each of the boys gather a bag full this morning.  It was really quiet for about 30 minutes…. miracle around here!

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Garrett was so proud.

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Here are the pretty flowers.

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What to do with all the dandelions? Well today I decided to make Dandelion Herbal Tea.  Here are some of the health benefits of Dandelion Tea:

Lowers Cholesterol

Blood Sugar Regulation

Benefits Eczema

High in Antioxidants

Reduces Inflammation

Contains vitamins A, C and D, and significant amounts of zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium.

Source.

Dandelion Tea is such a healthy herbal tea to add to any daily diet.  Here goes.

Directions for Homemade Fresh Dandelion Tea

1. Gather 3 cups of fresh dandelions (from an unsprayed/ organic location)

2. Cut off the stems and leave just the flowers.

3. Add them to a jar/ or pitcher in my case

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4. Add 7-10 cups boiling hot water.

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5. Add about 3-5 tea bags of your favorite tea bags to the mix…. I added green tea with ginger.

6. Let steep for 10- 15 minutes.

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7. Strain and make sure there are no little floaties after the fact!

8. Add the warm tea to a clean jar/ or container.

9. Add a natural sweetener…. I added about 3 TBSP Honey.

10. You can drink it warm or store it in the refrigerator and drink it as Dandelion Iced Tea. Yum.

Enjoy!!

Here is a great place to buy Organic Dandelion Tea if you can’t make your own.

GreenBootGirl

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3 thoughts on “Make Dandelion Tea

  1. Pingback: Take Time Thursday #7 - Scratch Mommy

  2. Roasted dandelion root tea is so delicious and grounding. I’ll try just the flowers and see if it gives off the same effect. Thanks!!

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