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Brewing instructions

Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes

Brewing instructions

Description

The best Dandelion Tea is a delicious and nutritional Herbal Tea from a plant once considered to be a nuisance. In the words of the 19th-century American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Such is the case here. Expect bold herbaceous notes with a refreshing aftertaste - made all the better because we pack the Loose Tea fresh to order. 

What is Dandelion Tea?

The Dandelion plant (Taraxacum) originates from a large genus of flowering plants belonging to the Asteraceae family, the same family from which we get Camomile, Milk Thistle and Chrysanthemum Tea. Its name derives from the French phrase “dent de lion”, which means “lion’s tooth”, referring to the toothed shape of the leaves that surround the bottom of the plant’s stem. 

It can reach heights of 30 centimetres (11 inches), developing miniature yellow flowers known as ray florets that, when the plant matures, become “blowballs”. These, in turn, consist of a multitude of single-seeded fruits called achenes. Though children and adults alike take great pleasure in picking and blowing achenes into the wind, they require little assistance for widespread germination.

The plant’s achenes, attached to a pappus of fine hairs, can disperse themselves at distances of up to five miles in breezy conditions. They then flourish freely almost anywhere with adequate sunlight, including meadows, grasslands, forest edges, gardens and lawns. Originally native to Europe, Dandelion Leaf Tea has now spread across much of the globe over the course of 30 million years.

Does Dandelion Tea Have Caffeine?

You now know about its botany. But does the plant or Tea contain caffeine? This is a stimulating chemical compound that, in reality, needs little introduction other than to say it helps us get out of bed in the morning.

However, too much of it can cause side effects such as jitteriness and sleeplessness. If you’re a caffeine-sensitive individual, you’ll be pleased to know that Dandelion Leaf Tea is 100% free of it. 

How to Make Dandelion Leaf Tea

  1. Purchase a Tea Infuser or Filter for ease and convenience.

  2. Fill your Tea accessory and place it in a cup.

  3. Pour in freshly boiled water.
     
  4. Allow it to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. 

How to Serve: Consider a sprig of mint for extra herbaceousness. Alternatively, you could include a dollop of honey or a slice of lemon. Another option is to serve without additions. 

Tasting Notes: Imparts smooth, earthy, herbaceous overtones and minty undertones.

What is Dandelion Tea Good For?

Historically, Native American tribes utilised Dandelion Tea benefits in their communities. The practice has since spread around the world, with scientific proof now available.

For example, according to a 2009 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the Tea serves as a diuretic. As a result, it increases the frequency of urination and flushes out unwanted toxins. 

How Often Should I Drink Dandelion Tea?

This infusion contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Despite the presence of these beneficial nutrients, it likewise has oxalates that, with overconsumption, can lead to complications. T

herefore, we’d recommend that you limit yourself to two cups daily. Children, meanwhile, should avoid it altogether, as well as anyone allergic to related plants such as ragweed. 

Please read our article for more information about Dandelion Tea Benefits & Side Effects.

Additional info
  • Type
    Type
    Herbal Tea
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
    Decaff (none)
  • Options
    Options
    Loose Tea
  • Country
    Country
    More Than One Origin
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  1. Great tasting tea, loved it

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  2. Love the taste. Fantastic quality and value.

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  3. Very good quality teas - I would highly recommend.

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  4. I absolutely love this, I am using as a tea and making a herbal extract from it too. I find it’s helping with my allergies and mast cell issues.

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  5. Excellent service and excellent quality tea. Thank you.

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  6. The packaging is beautiful and the tea leaves are delicious! Will continue to buy

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  7. Was a gift and loved it so much

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  8. Again this was a gift, lovely mild flavour

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  9. Perfect dandelion tea, very enjoyable to drink and highly recommended.

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  10. Was really looking forward to this tea. Dandelion is very good for you. I was not disappointed. Tastes delicious with a spoonful of honey.

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  11. Delicious. Very herbal taste.

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