Dandelion Flower Iced Tea

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So much is talked about the greens and the roots but when it comes to flowers, the most popular is dipped in batter and fried up.

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Then I pulled the flower off the greens (the green adds a bitterness to it)

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I put the flowers into a steal pot with four cups of cold water and brought up to a slow simmer, the timer was set and went for 5 min, at that point I strained till though my linen, but for folks that do not have straining linen, I recommend cheesecloth, add honey or sugar to taste, chill well and serve

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5 Responses to Dandelion Flower Iced Tea

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Oh, what a gorgeous colour!
    I remember, only once ever, smelling the scent of Dandelion nectar and it was incredible… Does your drink have a scent?

  2. Mike Pg says:

    Just about to give it a go 🙂

  3. Sheri says:

    I’ll have to go foraging for these! Gonna try it!

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