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.