Small transparent kettle and tea cup filled with tea and surrounded by burdock root
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Burdock Root Tea Recipe

Burdock tea is a herbal tea that can help you cleanse your body of all the toxins. So if you have partied hard the previous night and want to detoxify the next day, this the beverage you must have! So let's take a look at how to make this potent tea at home. 
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Japanese
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 8-10 burdock root strips
  • 2 cups water filtered
  • 1 tsp organic honey or sugar


  • To make burdock root tea, first, buy fresh burdock roots. Begin by cutting them into 1-2 inch chunks. Then, using a potato peeler or a knife, shred the root chunks into thin strips, which might look like bark peelings. Place this outside to dry in the sun for a few hours. 
  • Once they are dry, place them in a frying pan and heat them up, but do not use oil. They should roast quite easily if you heat them for 5-10 minutes and you want the color to be a rich golden brown. Once they are cooled, they can be brewed into burdock root tea. Store the excess for later use in a mason jar kept in a cool, dark and dry place.
    A pot of boiling water
  • Place the burdock root strips in a teapot. Once done, bring the water up to a boil in a stainless steel pot.
  • Remove the stainless steel pot from the stove and let it cool for 2-3 minutes. Then pour it into the teapot.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  • Thereafter, pour the tea, add any natural sweeteners to it, and enjoy!
    Small transparent kettle and tea cup filled with tea and surrounded by burdock root


Burdock tea has a soothing and pleasant flavor. You may find its smell quite strong and you may even find its taste to be sweet and crisp, but you may add a bit of honey or lemon juice to improve the flavor if you don't find it palatable.