Made a simple, restorative tea over the weekend with dandelion root. I sliced the root into thin rounds, placed them in a glass pot with a mug’s worth of water, and brought it to a boil. I let it boil for about 10 minutes, turned off the heat, covered the pot with a lid, and let it steep for 15 more minutes. After steeping, I strained out the root bits and poured the tea back into my mug. It made a very mild but pleasant-tasting tea.
Dandelion root is high in vitamins and minerals and used to stimulate the liver and gallbladder. Magical traditions say it also increases one’s psychic ability.