It is dandelion period. Great for salad or tea, dandelion is one of my favorite green plants in the spring. I like to make tea from fresh leaves or flowers and, also, I dry them so I have them over the winter. My tea recipe is very easy to make. I drink it without sugar or honey, but if you don’t like the taste use it.
- 1 hand fresh leaves
- 200 ml water
- 2 slices of lemon
Place the fresh dandelion leaves in a pot. Add the water and boil for a few seconds. Cover the pot and remove it from the heat. Allow the tea to infuse. You can use fresh flowers too. Serve it with slices of lemon, ginger or slices of orange.
Benefits of dandelion tea:
- It is good for digestion. Helps with mineral absorption.
- Detoxifies the liver.
- Acts as a diuretic. It allows your liver to eliminate toxins.
- Reduces water weight.
- Is packed with Antioxidants.
- Lowers levels of blood sugar.
- Treats UTI.
- Contains anti-cancerous properties.
Before drinking dandelion tea medicinally, discuss it with your doctor.
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I will try this recipe from tomorrow morning. It’s really good for health.
I am going to try this. What is the best time of day to gather dandelions?
If you gather in the spring their taste better. As young as possible, my advice.
Early in the day before the sun dries them out.
Love this. I had a friend just send me dandelion jelly. She says it tastes like honey. I’m sending her a loaf of fluffy sweet bread in return. Havent made it yet, but once the weather dries out a bit, its on!!
Oh I must try this!! It looks so good!!!
Thank you. I drink one glass everyday.
I eat the greens, but never thought of making tea with them…great idea!!
I’ll have to dry some for this coming winter.
Thanks for the idea. 🙂
You know welcome.
Absolutely lovely, thank you for sharing!!! I have never made dandelion tea, but have made an herbal dandelion root “coffee”. Have you ever tried making that, before? It is delicious, with more of a deep, nutty taste.
Never. On my to do list.
I hear dandelions also make great salads 😋 Just out of curiosity, do you grow separate dandelions? I’m assuming they’re not ones that grow and infest your yard.
They are those infesting your garden. I am not growing them.
Are these just picked from the yard where they grow wild or do you grow them in a garden?
Those from the yard.
Thank you! I’m excited to try this!
Thank you. I just picked some leaves yesterday!
You are welcome.
Looks very refreshing!
Yum! Dandelion tea…Sounds intresting!
Great post! I never knew you could use dandelions for tea! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the great tip!
You are welcome.
Interesting….I pull a bunch of these up every week. I’ll try it!
I heard it’s very healthy and detoxifying. 🙂
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I have never even thought of making dandelion tea – it sounds delicious!
This should be in an AIRBNB recipe book, if the someone came up with such a thing, you know.
I have never made dandelion tea, I do enjoy it though, perhaps this summer I’ll give it a try!
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I didn’t know the dandelion was edible for people. Now I know. Thanks for the tip.
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I drink dandelion root tea regularly. But now know we can drink the leaves too. Looks nice!😃
I will try this, and thanks for the recipe😍
You are welcome
Sounds so refreshing! Love the photos as well!
Big fan of natural teas like green teas. Great content.
I know, it is very healthy. Thank you for the recipe!
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I have never had it. It sounds great. I think I’ll try it.
I love this, thank you for sharing! I’m looking forward to trying this 😊
I am going to try this .. loved it 😁😁
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There are so many kinds of tea, and you may want to try each one. At least it’s a case with me!
What an unique and interesting recipe. I am so glad I found your blog. Could you also include a few no-carb recipes in too?
Thank you. I will.
I heard of so many varieties of tea but have never heard of dandelion tea. It sounds quite interesting! I am quite curious to know what the tea tastes like..I am sure to try this one out!
You need to try it once. I find it so difficult to explain an interesting taste.
I have struggled with dandelion (maybe its the bitterness for me) but I am going to try this.
I love this idea. What does it taste like. I imagine it to have a bitter taste, but maybe I’m wrong. Have you eaten the leaves in a salad? I read somewhere the Romans introduced them to the UK so they could eat them in salads.
They taste a little bitter. I had them in salad but I like the tea more. You can put them in smoothies too.
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