Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Front Yard Tea: Surprisingly Good

Keeping on my tasting kick of late, I give you an entry in the Hot Drinks department.

Being an avid tea drinker, I can't believe I've never actually made dandelion tea. While you can get fancy and roast the roots, I opted for the simpler steep the flower heads version. The process couldn't be easier: grab a few dandelion flowers, trim off the yellow parts, drop in a tea filter bag, and let it steep for 5 minutes (I actually let it steep closer to 15 minutes due to a phone call mid-steep).

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And the verdict on the flavor: not bad to pretty dang good. The flavor isn't particularly strong, but it's definitely there. There's no bitterness, and it's not a typical black tea flavor. But still, there's *something* there. When you factor in that it comes from a common 'weed,' it's value goes up even further. I'd definitely drink dandelion tea again. For step by step instructions, check out this video.

See, the lawn is already providing tastiness even before the garden is fully planted. Hurray!

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