Tea is an amazing drink -- take it from the biggest tea lovers here at Sin Columna (no, seriously, we created a tea blog for a reason: we really, really, really like tea). Along with the world's favorites, such as green tea and black tea, there are numerous other types of herbal tea you should definitely consider including in your routine. Dandelion tea is among them. How to make dandelion tea, you may wonder?
No worries, we got you! Read on and find out the best dandelion tea recipe there is, right from your favorite tea bloggers.
What Is Dandelion Tea?
Dandelion tea is an herbal tea made from the dandelion plant. It is a bitter drink, but is said to be detoxifying and helpful in improving liver function. Dandelion tea has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for various ailments.
How to Make Dandelion Tea
There are many recipes for dandelion tea, but the most basic one follows the basic tea recipe you'd apply with any other herbs or types of tea. You can have your tea sweetened with honey or sugar, but as always, it is recommended to have it unsweetened to boost its health benefits.
- 1-2 teaspoons of dried dandelion leaves (you can buy them in shops that focus on selling herbs and natural products)
- hot water
- honey, if desired
Dandelion tea recipe:
Boil your water or bring it next to a boil, steep the 1-2 tablespoons of dandelion leaves in there, and leave for 3-10 minutes. Once it reaches the strength you like, strain and drink with honey, or without if you enjoy a more bitter drink.
If you want to make the bitter taste of dandelion tea more mild, you can also blend it with other tea leaves (pre-brewing). For instance, try mixing dandelion with green tea or chamomile. Play around with it and see what you like the best!
Dandelion tea is detoxifying and can be strong on the liver. If you are new to drinking it, start with a small cup and go from there.
What Are the Health Benefits of Dandelion Tea?
Like every tea there is, dandelion tea has some pretty interesting health benefits. As we were mentioning above, dandelion tea has been used for centuries in treating various ailments in a natural way -- so its properties are well renowned among nations who used dandelion for this purpose.
To be more specific, the health benefits of dandelion tea include:
- detoxification of the body
- improving liver function
- stimulating appetite
- aiding in digestion
- relieving constipation
- helping the skin to clear out
Dandelion Tea: FAQs
Is dandelion tea good for you?
Yes, it is said to have detoxifying and liver-supporting properties.
Where to buy dandelion tea?
You can buy dandelion tea at most health food stores, or online.
What does dandelion tea taste like?
Dandelion tea is bitter, so some people add honey to sweeten it. Of course, we'll be the first ones to advise you to drop the sweetener -- but if you have to sweeten it, use honey at least (although it will still get glucose into your body, it will also provide you with a variety of health benefits).