Yield: 4 servings
|3 ounces||Sassafras Bark, dried|
|2 ounces||Sarsaparilla, dried|
|1 ounce||Dandelion Root, dried|
|1 ounce||Burdock Root, dried|
|½ ounce||Ground Ginger|
|½ ounce||Ground Cinnamon|
|¼ ounce||Orange Peel, dried|
This sweet, bracing drink from Rosemary Gladstar Slick is reminiscent of old-fashioned root beer, due to the sassafras. It has a cleansing, revivifying effect from the dandelion, burdock and sarsaparilla.
Mix together all ingredients and store in a tightly closed container.
In a large pot combine 1 quart of water and 4 tablespoons of dry mixture. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Strain and sweeten with honey or stevia (also called "sweet herb") if desired.
Makes about 4 cups
Variation: For iced tea, chill the simmered mixture, then dilute it with 1 quart of sparkling water. Serve over ice with a twist of orange peel.
Source: Vegetarian Times, April 1993 Shared by: Norman R. Brown