Dandelion Tea Introduction
Taraxacum, commonly known simply as dandelion, refers to a couple of very similar species that most of us know very well. The name originates from French and when it’s translated means “lion’s tooth”. Dandelion is thought to be native to Europe and the seeds were intentionally brought over to America for the propagation by the colonists. After that, it quickly spread as a wildflower and can now easily be found all over the world.
This herb is has an incredibly long history and fossils tell us that the dandelion plant has been around and evolved 30 million years ago! That’s really incredible and it tells us that this herb has always been around humans and that we have been using it for many, many years. It was first cultivated for food, since all parts of the dandelion plant are edible and nutritious, but it was soon recognized to be an amazing natural remedy. If we speak of ancient times, many thousand years ago, those people didn’t have modern medicine and they would look to nature in order to cure different ailments and preserve their health.
The first records of use go as far back as the Persian times where famous scientists and philosophers wrote about it. The Chinese used the greens and roots of dandelions to “cool the blood” and in medieval folklore, the entire plant was seen as a herb of prosperity and protection, honored for its powerful medicinal value. This wild edible herb was not viewed as a simple weed in the olden days, but as a very powerful medicine. It is also an important part of Ayurvedic medicine, which is an ancient healing system of India that is recently becoming more and more famous in the western world.
Apart from using it for cooking and making wine and beers, the most famous form of dandelion today is, of course, the tea. You can make it from the roots, leaves, flowers or mix it all together to make an interesting herbal blend. This tea tastes sweet and slightly bitter, having a recognizable floral taste. Herbal tea lovers will definitely appreciate the flavor and smell of this tea.
Dandelion tea can also be a great cold beverage as you can make it into an iced tea. It is famous for its cooling and drying properties so that makes it a perfect summer drink to combat hot temperatures. Another drink that has become very popular recently is dandelion coffee which is made from roasted dandelion roots. Many describe it as a perfect substitute for coffee because it has a similar taste, but doesn’t contain caffeine and is actually good for you.
Dandelion has become famous as a superfood in recent years and that speaks volumes about its power to make you feel better and healthier. For that reason, it is a very good idea to at least drink dandelion tea if you’re not into using it for cooking. Drinking one cup or more a day is the simplest way to keep your health in check and get all the benefits this tea offers.
Taste and Smell Profile
• Flavor: Sweet and floral
• Color: Yellow
• Smell: Sweet
• Before Brewing: Yellow, crunchy
• After Brewing: Soft and mushy
About AiryTea Dandelion Tea Package
• Tea Type: Dandelion Tea
• Weight: 70g
• Shelf Life: 18 months
• Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Top 10 Dandelion Tea Benefits
You will be surprised by how much dandelion has to offer. It is an ancient herb that has helped people stay healthy for centuries. There are more and more modern studies that prove just that which makes dandelion tea one of the best things you can drink in order to stay healthy.
Dandelion tea contains an array of different nutrients and vitamins, including vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, B12, and K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, choline, betaine. And if that wasn’t enough, it is also abundant in important minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, zinc, sodium, and selenium. It does not contain any caffeine which makes it even healthier and can help you substitute unhealthy beverages like coffee and sodas. Drinking dandelion on a regular basis can do wonders for your digestive system, provide your body with important fibers, and speed up your weight loss. If you’re a breastfeeding mother, dandelion tea has an extraordinary ability to increase the production of breast milk because it is known as a galactagogue herb.
These are only a couple of amazing benefits you can acquire from drinking this delicious herbal tea, so click below to read the full list and be amazed by this wonderful tea.
1. Increases the Production of Breast Milk
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How To Brew / Prepare Dandelion Tea?
To brew dandelion tea, please boil the water and then wait ~5 minutes for it to cool down to prevent the bitter taste of dandelion. Add a tea spoon of dandelion tea and fill the cup. If required, add a spoon of honey or sugar, wait few minutes and take a sip. If the taste is too delicate, wait few more minutes and repeat.
Dandelion 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 dandelion tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.
- For everyone who wants to try our dandelion 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.