Wash roots thoroughly, removing the wispy root fringes, as well.
Place dried roots onto baking sheet.
Drop roots into blender or grinder and process down into the consistency of coffee grounds.
Prepare as you would regular coffee or tea.
A great hot beverage alternative without the caffeine or calories!
This beverage has been reported to have a mild diuretic effect. Please be sure to consult your health care professional before using this beverage if water loss may negatively affect your health.
When using a drip coffee maker and filter, we have brewed 2-3 pots of water through the ground dandelion roots before there was a noticeable reduction in flavor.
Use a fine mesh filter tea ball when brewing in-the-pot or by-the-cup dandelion root tea.
Used dandelion root grounds make a fantastic addition to compost or used as fertilizer around plants.