I know. I’ll make tea. Yes, it is sassafras root. We found quite a lot of it up on the hill where we cut wood. They had pushed over a few sassafras trees so we got the roots, brought them down and made tea. First you wash the root. They usually are pretty dirty.
Then I broke them into smaller pieces. Put into a kettle with water. I used about 1 1/2 qts of water to this amount of roots. Bring water to a boil and let simmer for about 15 min. Then strain the water, add sweetener of your choice and you have a delicious cup of tea. We love it. It is probably Hubby’s favorite.
We went to visit Jessica over the weekend. They have much warmer temperatures than we do. They have some forsynthias that are already blooming. Her Easter lillies are almost ready to open up. We even saw some creeping phlox blooming. Then we came home, temperature was 34 degrees, very overcast. YUCK! We even had a slight dusting of snow this morning. I don’t want to complain though. I am working on enjoying the seasons without complaint. It is still cold but the sun has come out so that makes it all seem so much nicer.
Lunch break is over. Enjoy your day and God bless.
I hope I’m not the only one who tried to come up with some kind of idea for you to use those roots for before reading on-Ha!!
I am still loving our weather-it is February and could be a lot colder. We got some pansies from Slaughters today and planted our first flowers this year! We have all kinds of bulbs popping through in our flower beds too-I’m a little too excited 🙂
Hope to see you all soon.
I haven’t had sassafras tea before. We are still in winter here. I don’t think anything has even started to come up out of the ground. Usually my bleeding heart is the first to come up.
Have a great day.
What does sassafras tea taste like? We have one lonelu (but lovely) daffodile coming up. It’s beautiful and another encouraging sign that spring is almost here ;- )