When life gives you lemons make lemonade. If you lawn gives you dandelions, make dandelion tea! [common dandelion Taraxacum officinale]
Once you pick the dandelion greens, wash them thoroughly to remove dirt particles.
When clean, store them in a plastic bag which has holes punched for circulation, keeping them cold and humid. Use them as soon as possible, since greens are quite perishable.
Select young, tender leaves for the tastiest dandelion tea.
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves
For a pot of tea
1 cup boiling water for each person
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves for each person
1 teaspoon dried dandelion leaves “for the pot”
Cover and let steep 3 minutes. Stir and let steep another minute.
Serve with your choice of:
Or, buy some Dandelion Tea Bags now
Use a non-metal pot, if possible.
Never boil tea.