Red Clover Tea

Ingredients:
1 cup fresh red clover blossoms (including a few leaves)
Lemon
Honey

Optional additions (either/or)
Fresh mint leaves
Small bunch of dandelion leaves


Directions:
Place 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 as desired. 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.

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