Dandelion Flower Iced Tea


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.

dsc00131However today, I want to talk about making a wonderful sweet an taste cold drink.. I am making a quart of tea, I picked 18 of the most perfect large flowers I could find


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


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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