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Sunday 11 November 2012

Red Clover Tea

Of all the bush teas this has to be a favourite, pick when the sun is high to get a really sweet tasting tea

Pick as many flower heads as you think you will need, normally around 6 to 12

shake the heads well to get rid of insects and small bits of debris

as per usual I make more of a decoction than a tea which retrieves more of the goodness from the plant and tastes better

remove the flower heads (and insect bits!) and drink (and eat the heads if you wish), you can see this makes the most tea like drink in comparison to what we would normally consume..very refreshing.

Red clover, aside from having a good source of protein is high in calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine and vitamin C.
A piece of folklore about the plant says that in Virginia the native tribes there believed that Red Clover flowers had been stained by the blood of fallen warriors, and as a result they would drink the tea or eat the flowers believing it gave them the strength of their forefathers when heading into battle.


  1. I love that, too... but over here they are already completely gone?!!

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    1. I'm glad you like it, thanks for stopping by.