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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-04-2011, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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Sassafras?

How long are you supposed to let the roots dry before using them for tea? I made some the other day, the flavor was excellent except very bitter. Dried for only a week.

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Re: Sassafras?

Here's your instructions, but take a long hard look at #1 before moving on to the rest of the recipe.

How to make sassafras tea

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Re: Sassafras?

Thanks DIYA! I have heard about it bein a carcenogenic, but If the 100's of cups I had as a kid didn't kill me then the heck with it.

Ok so I did everything right except I left the bark on. Maybe I steeped to long? The flavor was right on except for the extreme bitterness. Or could it be too early?
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Re: Sassafras?

Ummm I just read a little better. i think I drank the 1 quart to root mixture straight without adding additional water. I'll try again tomorrow.

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Re: Sassafras?

You only are supposed to use the bark from the roots, not the whole root. That is more than likely your problem with bitterness.



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Re: Sassafras?

Thanks John. I looked around on the internet but everybody seems to be scattered on their info. I will try the bark alone.
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Re: Sassafras?

You can boil the root (bark removed), it just takes a little more sweetener to overcome the bitterness.

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Re: Sassafras?

take the root a several small trees and peel the bark and DISCARD the root. let it dry for a few days and then use a handful or so per pot of water. i usually add sugar to taste and sometimes i need to adjust the ratio of bark/water depending on how strong you want it.

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Re: Sassafras?

i always use the whole root bark on. boiled for 15 min. steeped for 30 min. on low with the stove always taste good to me

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Re: Sassafras?

Ok the cancer causing agent only affects a particular gene in the rodent family! Humans dont carry that gene,

The sasafrass has a uforic (to big for me to spell)uforic affect on people, it make them happy and easy going almost like a drug,
A friend that was a very smart anylist said it has a ingredent like E pills, thats why the Govt made selling it
against the law, all you can get is a altered version.

but it is great for a stroke patient like myself and keeps the blood flowing smoothly,

just dont over do it you will bleed internally and be in trouble,
2-3 cups a week wont hurt any one I do every other day,
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