Recipe by Prose
Have you been partying too hard? This tea will help you get back on healthy track. Look for burdock root in the produce section of your local health-food store. It looks like a black carrot. Look for dandelion root in your backyard (if it's pesticide free) or at your local herb shop.
Top Review by Scafire-Jen
This is a tea with a very strong taste, but if you're a tea person you will be able to taste the difference between a tea simply for taste and a tea for health. This is definitely for health! It's robust and earthy and warm and just feels very restorative and comforting. Be careful with the ginger as it can definitely overpower the whole brew. A great place to get burdock root is at your local Asian market. Anytime you can avoid buying commercial tea bags the better off you'll be. Most herbs grown for commercial use are sprayed heavily with pesticides during their growth, then stored in large warehouses where they're fumigated often against rodents and bugs. Then they seal them into tea bags with toxic glue that is released with the hot water you use for steeping the tea. Sounds lovely, doesn't it? So stick with the homemade stuff as much as possible. Thanks for the great recipe!
- 4 cups water
- 4 slices fresh ginger (thickness of a quarter, peeled)
- 1 tablespoon dried chamomile or 1 tablespoon fresh dried chamomile
- 2 slices burdock root (1/2-inch each)
- 1 piece dried dandelion root (1-inch)
- 2 teaspoons dried mint or 2 teaspoons of fresh mint