Frontier Natural Products Organic Dandelion Root Cut and Sifted -- 16 oz
Fantastic as a Grain-Free Coffee Substitute
I first tried this as a tea and it was hard to drink. I've been making it into a coffee substitute for the past several months and it taste excellent. Open the bag and blend the root into smaller pieces (about half their original cut size). Put some of the root into a large dry (no oil) cast iron or stainless frying pan and "dry roast" them until fragrant (do not burn). It takes me about 5 minutes. I stir them regularly while roasting. Dry Roasting is the secret to the coffee like flavor. Let Cool. Place in a glass storage bowl with lid. I add a lot of cinnamon and other spices (like Pumpkin Spice) to the bowl and stir into the roasted root. Put a lid on it on store it in the pantry for up to a month. To make the coffee substitute beverage, use about 1 TBSP roasted root mix per 8 oz of boiling water. Let steep for at least 10 minutes. Add coconut cream or dairy cream and your choice of sweetener. This beverage will be a little thicker than coffee due to the dandelion roots slight mucilage properties.
January 3, 2015
It's just okay....
As part of my Candida diet Ann Boroch recommends this tea. It's okay... nothing to write home about. I do mix it with cinnamon which helps the taste. It has a mild nutty flavor to it. I would recommend mixing it with other teas.
February 14, 2014