Everyone knows you can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t judge a plant by its appearance, either. You may think of dandelion as a pesky weed, but this humble little flowering herb may be the culinary surprise you’ve been missing. Let’s take a moment to peek inside the tea bag and get to the root of what makes our Organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea so special.
Named from the French dent-de-lion, or “lion’s tooth,” for its jagged-edged leaves, the dandelion has found its way into cups and cuisines throughout the Northern Hemisphere for centuries. Dandelions came to the New World with early European settlers, who often pulled grasses out of their yards and replaced them with more “useful” herbs like dandelion that were transformed into culinary creations like flower fritters, syrups and wines. The roots were even roasted and brewed into a delicious coffee alternative.
We created our Organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea in homage to this traditional way of preparing the roots. Its rich dark color, warmly roasted and slightly bitter flavor reminds us of a gentle black coffee, which makes it particularly ideal first thing in the morning. Herbal purists may prefer it black, but we also encourage making it your own. Experiment with your favorite creamer or sweeter and whiz it with a blending wand for a perfect herbal latte. Of course, unlike coffee, our Roasted Dandelion Root tea is naturally caffeine-free, which makes it a perfect anytime drink or companion for a cozy evening of reading at home.
Who knew this common little backyard flower would be your new favorite herbal beverage. Now that you’ve had a peek inside, who’s ready for a cup?