Just when I thought I had discovered every possible caffeine combination from flavored dirty chais, to banana syrup infusions, I was completely caught off guard and very impressed! Let me introduce to you what I have now labeled as the “Dandelion Drip” by Jhonna Tirpak. It is pretty self explanatory, in that ,this is a roasted dandelion root tea that is steeped in hot drip coffee, as opposed to traditional hot water. My instant thought was that the flavor would be pretty terrible, as dandelion doesn’t have an appetizing or quenching flavor appeal; however I must say that after giving it a shot…I was won over!
Jhonna mentions: “I began to add dandelion root to my coffee after being told of it’s amazing health benefits. Dandelion is rich in vitamins A, B complex, C and D while also containing the minerals iron, potassium, and zinc. I have found dandelion root to improve my complexion, circulation and help with any excess fluid retention. Since dandelion root tea is roasted, I do not even notice the taste when adding it to my coffee. Drinking a cup of the tea before bed, sans coffee, is slightly bitter, yet not unpleasant. The traditional benefits include treating kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and an upset stomach.”
A box of this stuff is only 4 bucks for 16 bags, and it is pretty easy to find at any grocer. I encourage all readers to give it a shot. It is an excellent way to add health benefits to your daily cup of jo, which is much more entertaining that popping a supplement, and it surprisingly tastes great! I actually can’t taste the tea much at all with a nice bold bean for the drip.
There are a handful of brands out there now, yet I highly recommend trying Organic Roasted Dandelion Root by Traditional Medicinals.