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Dandelion tea

Dandelion tea

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.


68 thoughts on “Dandelion tea

  1. 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!!

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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