Recipe (click to expand)
|1||red clover, fresh, handful|
|1||blossoms, few leaves|
|1||mint leaves (optional), fresh -and/or- several dandelion leaves (optional)|
|Put the blossoms and leaves into a 2-cup earthenware teapot. Fill teapot with boiling water, cover, and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes over very low heat. Set the pot on a trivet over the burner, if necessary, to protect it from breaking. Strain into a hot cup, add a twist of lemon and sweeten with honey.|
Some fresh mint leaves and/or several dandelion leaves can be used with the clover blossoms.
Note: Red clover blossoms may be dried to use for tea. Spread the blossoms out into a single layer on a tray and dry them in the sun. Use less of the dried flowers, 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. to 1 cup of water, to make the tea.
Yield: 2 cups.