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How To Make Dandelion Flower Tea

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Prep Time10 mins
Passive Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dandelion flower tea
Servings: 1 jar
Calories: 32kcal

Ingredients

  • 3-5 dandelion flowers (fresh-picked)
  • 2 cups water (boiling hot)
  • 2 tbsp stevia leaves (dried) or any other sweetener
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (optional)
  • 3 cups water (cold, if you prefer to have it chilled)

Instructions

  • Pick the fresh dandelion flowers and put them in a colander.
  • Thoroughly wash the flowers under running water to wash off all the dirt and small insects from it.
  • Remove the yellow petals of the flower, keep the leaves aside, and compost the rest of the parts. You may use the leaves in salads or in preparing dandelion leaf tea.
  • Put the collected flower petals in a glass jar and pour the boiling water over it.
  • Add the dried stevia leaves or any other sweetener as desired.
  • Let it steep for 5-10 minutes until all the color and flavor is well dissolved in the water.
  • You may add the lime juice, stir well, strain the tea, and serve it hot.
    A cup of dandelion tea with flowers on a white wooden table
  • If you prefer it cold, you may add lime juice and cold water to the glass jar, stir it well, and refirgerate it for 3-4 hours. Strain the tea over ice cubes in a glass and enjoy the chilled beverage!

Notes

You may refrigerate the remaining cold dandelion tea and use it within 36 hours.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 54% | Vitamin C: 47% | Calcium: 10% | Iron: 9%