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 :)
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- 1Gather or buy the sassafrass root. Wash roots and cut saplings off where they're green and where the root ends.
- 2Bring water to a boil and add roots.
- 3Simmer until the water is a deep brownish red (the darker the stronger -- I like mine strong).
- 4Strain into a pitcher through wire and a coffee filter if you don't want any sediment.
- 5Add honey or sugar to taste.
- 6Serve hot or cold (I like mine ice cold) with lemon and a sprig of mint.
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Nutritional Facts for Sassafras Tea
Serving Size: 1 (189 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 5.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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