Dandelion Greens and Ginger Tea

March 22, 2012

Recipe by Brenda Anderson
Photography by Chia Chong
Photo Styling by Libbie Summers

Dandelion and Ginger Tea

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dandelion greens, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 thin slice fresh ginger
  • 1 (2-inch by 3-inch wide) grapefruit peel
  • ½ teaspoon brown rice syrup (optional)

Place chopped dandelion greens and ginger slice in a cheese cloth and tie with butcher’s twine to form a pouch. In a small sauce pan bring 1 cup water to a boil. Once boiling place the cheesecloth pouch into the water and reduce heat. Simmer for 4 minutes. Remove cheesecloth pouch and pour tea into a cup. Twist grapefruit peel over the steeping tea and drop in. Sweeten with brown rice syrup if desired. Serve immediately.

  • Yields: 1 cup
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy

Health Benefits of Dandelion Tea

  • Helps eliminate stress to liver
  • Helps cleanse the blood and liver
  • Helps with fluid retention
  • Improves skin clarity
  • Nutrients include: calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, B1, B2, vitamin C and the tannins boost the antioxidants.

Libbie’s Food Styling Props: Old table painted dandelion flower yellow; Cutting board from Star Provisions (one of my favorite stores in the United States); cheesecloth, Vintage Glasses and Spoons from Habersham Antiqes Market, White tea pot picked up at a hotel going out of business sale in St. Louis, MO; Background a framed chalkboard, Gingham shirt J Crew; “S” ring is made from an old typewriter key and purchased from a super cool old Russian man inside Chelsea Market; Madeleine paper cups are nut cups purchased from Amazon. Shot sitting on a chalkboard; Old Madeleine tray was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law and dear friend, Peggy.

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