This Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea is a healthy combination of sweet, nutty, and fresh flavors. Naturally sweetened with raw honey, this tea serves great as a powerful dose of potassium, improves blood flow, and boost in your overall immune system; made from roasted dandelion root, strawberries, and lemons. Can be served hot or cold, is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cooler months. Vegan option available.
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There's something so soothing and healthy-feeling about freshly brewed tea. I literally enjoy tea regardless of the season or weather and most of that is thanks to my upbringing in a Jamaican household. Seriously----tea is a staple in the Jamaican culture and may herbs and "bushes" are used for medicinal purposes as well as overall health upkeep. This Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea is one of my faves because I truly love the nuttiness of roasted dandelion tea and I often drink it, especially for kidney cleansing and optimal health.
But of course, the addition of strawberries and lemons definitely add a tastier touch to things and it's such a great summer drink when served cold that also includes health benefits. A total win, win.
Now that strawberries are in season and as sweet as ever, I wanted to combine my favorite berries with my favorite drink! Overall, this roasted dandelion strawberry tea is a bit bitter, a bit sweet, and a bit sour. It's the perfect balance for a sophisticated and detox-friendly afternoon pick-me-up.
This tea in particular is awesome because it's super easy to make, conveniently can be used as a 'meal prep', immune-boosting, and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Together, the ingredients in this homemade Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea have some amazing health benefits, including:
This tea looks impressive, but it's just as easy to make as your classic brewed tea. Grab some summer berries and a lemon or two, and you're well on your way to making a delicious homemade drink.
For this tea, there are TWO options: stovetop or tea pot. For the stovetop option, simply add the water, strawberries, tea bags, and lemons to a saucepan, bringing everything to a boil before steeping it. Once steeped, discard of ingredients and stir in your sweetener. Pour into prepared mug(s) and wallah!
For the tea pot option, add the strawberries, tea bags, and lemons to a medium tea pot and pour the boiling water atop everything. Let it sit and steep for 5-10 minutes until the water changes to a dark amber or brown color. Stir in your sweetener, pour tea into prepared mug(s) and wallah!
Here's what you need to brew a batch of dandelion and strawberry tea:
Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea. Everything from my fave glassware, honey pot, coffee stirrers, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
It’s super easy to make.
Only uses a handful of ingredients.
Super Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.
All NATURAL—including the sweetener! Vegan option available.
Balance between Tart, Nutty, + Sweet flavors.
All delicious, warmth drink in a glass. Can also be enjoyed cold over ice. Perfect for the entire family!
If you’re like me, I am constantly walking around all day with a teacup in my hand. As much as I love my coffee, the variety of flavors and health benefits of tea make it my go-to choice throughout the day. This list of Powerful Teas You Need to Try will give you so many ideas for your tea habit!
Based on research, it is said to be safe for you to consume dandelion tea daily because it's caffeine-free and has great health benefits. However, it is warned that you shouldn't consume dandelion tea at nights because it's a diuretic which means you'll probably be using the bathroom a lot and it's said that you shouldn't consume it with supplements or medications to avoid any interactions with the two.
Dandelion root itself is often used as a detoxifier for the liver to help calm, soothe, and clean it. In addition, roasted dandelion root is shown to cleanse the kidneys and help it to better remove toxins----making it a great alternative for detoxing.
By dictionary definition, Detox is the psychological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the human body. Therefore, detoxes like this one helps your body to reset and get rid of toxins (which can be built up by many factors internally and externally) so that we can feel rejuvenated, improve our health, and help with weight loss.
It’s strawberry season, which means it’s time to celebrate! I’ll share my all-time favorite strawberry recipes plus the benefits of enjoying strawberries. Known for their plump and juicy flavor, strawberries are a summer staple for good reason. I’ve always been a big strawberry fan so in honor of strawberry season, I wanted to answer some of the most asked questions about strawberries.
Absolutely! I like to add a bit of natural sweetener to most things that I drink, including this Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea. Maple syrup is a great option because it's vegan and has antioxidants, much like honey which adds additional nutrients. However, you can try any healthy sweetener substitutions you like.
In fact, this post about The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes is a great place to start! For example, you can use a ripe banana to sweeten your ice cubes in general when using other ingredients.
Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator once fully cooled, tightly covered in a pitcher or in a tightly-sealed mason jar. Best if consumed within a 1-2 days. To reheat, simply add everything to a saucepan and bring to boil.
This tea can also be consumed cold, if preferred. Simply let it cool completely once stepped before adding it to a sealed jar or pitcher and refrigerated before serving over ice, if desired. Add garnish, per usual.
To make dandelion tea in general taste better, you can add plant-based milk, cream, or another sweetener besides honey to the mix!
This recipe makes 2 servings, however, you can always double or triple this recipe for additional servings and/or for meal prepping for the next two to three days. You can also enjoy this tea cold as an iced tea or hot as regular tea. Either way it's tasty!
If you make this Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!
Roasted Dandelion Strawberry Tea.