This is by far a true delight whether you are making tea or using in a health drink, smoothie, food recipe, etc. etc. This organic dandelion root is roasted for hours on low heat for a great aroma and experience. The chopped root should be blended well when used in any health drink or smoothie. Tea can be made also from the chopped root.
After roasted, in tea form, they mimic coffee. This is due to the roasted nature of them. However, they do not have any caffeine. They do make you urinate quite often so it is not wise to take them before bed. You can add some Chicory, which is also a tap root, to the mix and do a 50/50 blend and it will make it taste more like coffee. You can also choose to grind them or chop them smaller before roasting. One thing that might interest you, is that roasted dandelion root tea is an excellent coffee substitute. It actually heals the liver from the damages caused by caffeine, and it taste a lot like coffee.
To make the best dandelion root tea (or coffee as some like to say) put your dandelion root in a pot and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. When done taste it and see if you need it stronger. You can either leave it to steep longer, or add a little more root if you want a stronger taste. Beware that the longer you leave it the more bitter it will get.
Dandelions are a familiar sight during the spring and summer months in most temperate climates around the world. Most people see it as just a weed to be eliminated but for centuries herbalists and natural medicine practitioners have valued it for its nutritive and medicinal properties.
Dandelion is consumed today in salads and other food preparations. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A, the B complex, C and D as well the minerals potassium, iron, zinc, and calcium. Dandelion supplies beneficial carotenoids, fatty acids, flavonoids, and phytosterols. Studies have reported dandelion may help improve the function of both the liver and the gallbladder.
Use with caution if you have gallstones.
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