Dried Burdock Root Tea Introduction
Burdock belongs to the Asteraceae family and is also known as niubang in China, gobo in Japan, ueong in Korea, lappa, and thorny burr. It is native to Europe and Asia, but has quickly spread all over the world. In America, it is actually considered to be an invasive weed and people are trying to get rid of it, often unaware that is has many different uses.
The most important part of the burdock plant is, of course, the root which is harvested in autumn. It is used to make a unique tea which is not only very tasty but also has positive effects on the body. Most production of burdock is in China and Japan, where the root is taken out of the ground and dried. It is then cut up in small pieces for easier handling. The tea is steeped for a couple of minutes and can be consumed both hot and cold.
The color of the tea is very earthy, ranging from shades of brown and orange. Many people say that burdock tastes like an artichoke so you might sense that in the tea, but the flavor is mostly sweet and mild, which is why it is enjoyed by so many people. It is a great autumn and winter tea because of its color and taste and perfect to drink while you’re curled up under a blanket, reading a nice book.
Burdock root is also used in cooking and there are many Japanese meals that include it. Some of the most famous recipes are kinpira gobo, takikomi gohan, pork miso soup, and makizushi. The Japanese also ferment the root in order to make wine. The leaves and stalks can also be used for cooking and taste similar to asparagus. Unfortunately, it was not very famous in Western cuisine and was only occasionally used in Italy and Portugal. That is slowly starting to change and people all over the world are starting to see the nutritious value of burdock and slowly implement it in their diet, either by eating or drinking it as a tea.
In Asia, burdock root was known and used as a natural herbal medicine. It was believed that it can help with a number of health issues. There are even some stories that point to burdock’s mystical and magical powers. It was believed that wearing a necklace made out of the root protects against evil spirits and negative influence. People also thought that it had healing properties and that it attracts abundance and positive energy. It was very important for women because burdock was considered to be very feminine and ruled by the planet Venus.
Taste and Smell Profile
• Flavor: Sweet and floral
• Color: Earthy
• Smell: Sweet
Burdock Root Profile
• Before Brewing: Orange, crunchy
• After Brewing: Soft and mushy
About AiryTea Burdock Root Tea Package
• Tea Type: Dried Burdock Root Tea
• Weight: 100g
• Shelf Life: 18 months
• Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Top 10 Dried Burdock Root Tea Benefits
Many ancient people like the Chinese, Japanese, Tibetans, and Native Indians have used burdock root for cooking and making natural remedies. Those traditions are centuries old. All of them believed it to be a very powerful herb that can help with a variety of health issues. Many of the modern studies today confirm just that. It is also the reason why this tea is becoming more and more popular all over the globe and hopefully it will become an essential part of people’s diets.
Burdock root tea contains vitamins A, C, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folates, pyridoxine, and pantothenic acid. It is also a great source of minerals (phosphorus, manganese, zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, and selenium, as well as phytonutrients and electrolytes.
One of the most famous and ancient uses of burdock tea was to purify the blood. Arthritis and enlarged spleen are some of the issues this tea can help with, as well as reduce cold and flu symptoms, and make your skin look youthful and revitalized. These are only some of the benefits burdock offers, find out more about the top ten burdock root tea benefits here.
1. Burdock Tea Treats Enlarged Spleen
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How To Brew / Prepare Burdock Root Tea?
The tea usually comes in the form of dried roots. What you need to do is put 3-5 grams of the tea into hot water and let it steep for about 2-3 minutes. Keep in mind that you can use the roots for multiple brewing. If you want a refreshing summer drink, you can also let the tea cool down and store in the fridge.
Dried Burdock Root Tea Shipping Times
We are proud to offer two great shipping methods that will suit everyone’s needs.
Flat Rate Shipping
- Great for people who are not in a hurry and want to save on even more for burdock tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.
- For everyone who wants to try our burdock tea as soon as possible, pick this method and get your tea in just 1 to 5 business days.
Please note: this excludes handling time, which is usually less than 24 hours. However, if there are certain situations beyond our control (such as the post office being closed) it may take up to 72 hours for your package to be shipped.
If you have changed your mind regarding the tea, you can return the unopened package to us and we will be more than happy to give you a refund. Please contact us (with your order number) to proceed with the request.