White Clover Tea
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I made it yesterday and drank about 3 cups. Tomorrow I'm hoping to make White Clover ice tea, and sweeten it with honey or maple syrup.
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(07-05-2020, 03:27 PM)Eric F Wrote: I made it yesterday and drank about 3 cups. Tomorrow I'm hoping to make White Clover ice tea, and sweeten it with honey or maple syrup.

Recipe? ;-)

Thanks, Eric F. Our white clover is blooming now that the red is done.
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Just found out some (white?) clover can sometimes contain Cyanide.  Apparently this is more common in warmer climates. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...151308.htm

Also never ferment it.  

http://www.eattheweeds.com/clover-availa...e-world-2/

I've been doing research lately on "wild" edibles, just in case stuff I ever get lost up North or something
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh white clover blossoms or 1/2 cup dried blossoms
  • 4 cups water
  • honey or maple syrup optional to taste
  • lemon wedge optional
Instructions
  1. Put the clover blossoms into a quart jar. Boil the water then pour over the blossoms.
  2. Let steep for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours, then strain out the clover blossoms with a fine mesh sieve and refrigerate.
  3. Serve cold over ice with honey or maple syrup and lemon if desired.
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Thanks for the links, Gondothlim. A plant that commits suicide? What a strange world this is. ;-)

My mother loves red clover and has tried in the past to grow it as a houseplant. (Don't bother--can't be done.) Yes, clover attracts the bees--hey, it attracts everybody--and I've been stung, but I'm not about to root up clover from my yard over it.
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Thanks, Eric F. I have a nice patch of white clover--I can't wait to try this. ;-)
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#7
Making a batch of ice tea now. Miserable day picking with temps in the 90's. Put in a few mint leaves for additional flavoring. Have never made wild mint tea, so that's probably next.
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#8
It's pretty hot here too, upper 80s in NW Minnesota.

I'm growing spearmint this year! YUM.
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#9
White Clover Ice Tea was pretty good. I had mine sweetened with a little honey and maple syrup, my gf had her's unsweetened. Hope the next thing I pick isn't so time consuming.
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Ha, ha. Earlier this spring I asked the granddaughter to pick a colander-full of young dandelion leaves--I then spent the next hour painstakingly cleaning them, only to have the whole mess cook down into a muddle about the size of a coffee cup.

But they were good.
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