Sassafras Tea

Recipe by Shrimptastic
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4 14
    inches sassafras root, means 4 pieces sassafras root 1/4 " to 1/2-inch inch in diameter
  • 2
    quarts water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Gather or buy the sassafrass root. Wash roots and cut saplings off where they're green and where the root ends.
  • Bring water to a boil and add roots.
  • Simmer until the water is a deep brownish red (the darker the stronger -- I like mine strong).
  • Strain into a pitcher through wire and a coffee filter if you don't want any sediment.
  • Add honey or sugar to taste.
  • Serve hot or cold (I like mine ice cold) with lemon and a sprig of mint.
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