Dandelion leaf tea is delicate, sweet and grassy. Tea made from the roots tends to be smokier and bolder, with toasty earth notes. Dandelion leaves have more potassium than bananas, more vitamin A than carrots and more protein than spinach. Native Americans even boiled Dandelions to treat skin problems.
Dandelion leaves are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. They also contain vitamin E, folate and small amounts of B vitamins. They also have substantial amounts of several minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. As well as being full of antioxidants, they are anti-inflamatory, promote a healthy liver, and are good for digestive issues. Dandelion leaves and flowers are also very good for the skin, reducing inflammation and protecting against free radicals.
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Steep 1-2 teaspoons in 90-95ºC water for 5-10 minutes (depending on preference).
Sweeten with coconut milk/oil, honey or brown sugar.