Welcome to our Dandelion Tea Recipe pages, where you'll find tips for making dandelion tea (hot or iced) from loose dandelion tea, teabags, or dandelion leaves or roots you've harvested yourself.
Dandelion tea is a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea made from any combination of the leaves, flowers, and roots of the dandelion plant.
This hardy, colorful little plant (although considered by many to be a bothersome weed) is actually bursting with vitamins and minerals, and provides a host of other health and wellness benefits, too.
While dandelion tea does have a somewhat bitter taste, you may be surprised at how quickly the taste of this tea grows on you - especially once you've experienced how very good it helps you feel!
Dandelion tea, like other herbal teas, is delicious, healthful, and so quick and easy to make. When you're ready to enjoy some of this beneficial herbal tea, follow these simple steps for a tasty dandelion tea recipe.
Remember, this dandelion tea recipe is just a guideline - you may find that you like your dandelion tea quite a bit stronger or weaker, so experiment with the ratio of tea leaves to water and the steeping time until you've created the perfect cup of tea for you.
This dandelion tea recipe increases very well, so why not invite a girlfriend or your mom over to share a big pot of healthful dandelion tea and a cozy chat? Simply increase the proportions given above to suit your favorite teapot, and remember to add an extra teaspoon of loose tea 'for the pot.'
And, because dandelion is edible, if you've made your tea from dandelion leaves you've picked yourself, you can leave them in the tea, rather than straining them out, if you'd like.
If you're interested in making dandelion tea using just the roots of the dandelion plant, you'll find a recipe for Dandelion Root Tea here.
A general rule for making iced tea is to double the amount of loose tea or the number of teabags you would typically use for hot tea. This way, you'll still have a very flavorful, fragrant glass or jug of tea when the beverage is chilled and ice is added.
If you'd rather enjoy your dandelion tea iced, simply follow the recipe given above, but use about double the amount of loose tea, teabags, or dandelion leaves. Then, let your tea cool to room temperature, pop it in the fridge, and serve over ice once it's chilled. Or, if you can't wait, pour over ice and drink up right away!
It's amazing that this unassuming little plant is a wonderful gift, filled with so many benefits for physical and mental health and wellness! (You can read more about the many benefits of dandelion tea here.)
Please remember, as with any new tea, be sure to check into any potential risks or side effects of that tea for you and your family. Drop by our Dandelion Tea Side Effects page to learn more.
Rather than trying to eradicate dandelions from your yard, why not enjoy what they have to offer... such a cheerful, pretty, colorful face; a healthier yard; and a wonderful, healthful addition to your (and your family's) diet!