Recipe by Shrimptastic!
A good ol timey, fine-tasting tea. A very unique blend of flavors. I've been making sassafras tea since I was little. Easy to make and worth the effort. A great country drink. Don't drink too often though as too much sassafras tea can be harmful. Prep time depends on how long it takes you to find 4 4' tall saplings :)
- 4 1⁄4 inches sassafras root, means 4 pieces sassafras root 1/4 " to 1/2-inch inch in diameter
- 2 quarts water
- sugar or honey
Directions See How It's Made
- Gather or buy the sassafrass root. Wash roots and cut saplings off where they're green and where the root ends.
- Bring water to a boil and add roots.
- Simmer until the water is a deep brownish red (the darker the stronger -- I like mine strong).
- Strain into a pitcher through wire and a coffee filter if you don't want any sediment.
- Add honey or sugar to taste.
- Serve hot or cold (I like mine ice cold) with lemon and a sprig of mint.