Dandelion Tea: easy guide, top 6 best teas

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Last updated: August 25, 2019 at 23:57 pm

Dandelion tea: flavor highlights

Isn’t dandelion just a weed that pops up in your backyard time and again? Well, it depends on whether you’d call an anti-inflammatory, detoxifying herb a ‘weed’. Dandelion teas are some of the most popular slimming and detox teas on the market today. Made using dandelion roots or leaves, they support and encourage the body’s natural cleansing mechanisms. These result in improved liver and kidney function, better digestion, reduction of bloating, regulation of diabetes, and prevention of urinary tract infections. A soothing, holistic herbal brew, dandelion tea is often accented with mint, lemon, cinnamon and honey, or paired with the additional benefits of hibiscus and chamomile. Tea blends prepared with dandelion and black tea bases are also catching on.

A little history

Our ancestors were rather quick to note the benefits of dandelion leaves and roots. Their usage has been recorded in ancient medicinal practices of China, Arabia, parts of Europe, and native America. Dandelion was used to treat everything from digestive disorders, to menstrual cramps, to all sorts of inflammations.

Tasting notes

Dandelion root tea is “very aromatic” and has a “deep, earthy flavor”. Some tea drinkers can find it “bordering on bitter”, a problem that is easily solved by adding lemon, mint, ginger or honey to the mix. In fact, most herbal tea blends featuring dandelion root include sweeter, fragrant additives such as hibiscus or cinnamon to set off the bitterness. Dandelion leaf teas have a “milder”, “grassy”, “pleasantly green” taste that usually gels well with honey, and “can be had hot or cold”.

Tea tips

Steep your dandelion tea in a cup of boiling water for 3-6 minutes. Add in a dash of lemon, mint, cinnamon or ginger, and sweeten it with honey for a delicious, well-rounded flavor. There are tons of interesting dandelion root and leaf based herbal teas on the market that incorporate floral herbs, warming spices and refreshing flavor accents. Try them out! Lastly, to make the most of the detoxifying properties of dandelion, it is best to purchase authentic, organic dandelion root and dandelion leaf teas. Dandelion root teas retain more of their medicinal properties when unroasted, though roasting does give them a full-bodied taste that can easily replace your daily caffeine-rich pick-me-up.

RAW DANDELION ROOT. This dandelion root tea is raw not roasted to preserve beneficial enzymes and improve the bioavailability of vital minerals and vitamins. ORGANIC AND DELICIOUS. Our Dandelion Root Tea is 100 percent organic and flavored with ceylon cinnamon and hibiscus which are not only delicious, they promote stable blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Personality: Goes with the flow, supportive. Herbal Power: Supports kidney function and healthy digestion. Reason to Love: One person's weed is another person's wonder-herb. With a name stemming from the French translation dent-de-lion, literally meaning tooth of a lion, dandelions are easily identified not just by their bright yellow flowers, but also by their long,..
Dandelion root is traditionally used for its digestive health benefits. It has natural diuretic properties, helping the body to naturally pass unhealthy toxins built up in the liver; and increases bile flow. It is a high source of natural antioxidantsDandelion Root helps you to feel your absolute best.
A rich earthy tea from the root of dandelions. Dandelions may be known today as a weed, but dandelion root tea dates back hundreds of years, and is a widely respected herbal tea tradition.
An intriguing infusion of dandelion leaves. Although you may think of dandelions as common weeds to be eradicated, they are actually a useful and tasty food source, especially when brewed into a tea.

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