My husband would prefer a weed free lawn, but indulges my desire to allow the dandelions and clover to coexist with the grass. We do not put chemicals on our lawn, so that we may enjoy our weeds. 🙂
Red clover is a source of many nutrients including: calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is also a rich source of isoflavones. But I don't drink it for any reason other than I enjoy its flavor. Red clover tea has a mild flavor and is slightly sweet.
When you collect clover, you want to make sure that it is from a chemical free source. Rinse your blossoms well to remove dirt and insects.
Red Clover Tea Recipe
3 -4 fresh clover flowers
2 fresh mint leaves (optional)
1 cup of boiling water
Remove the stem and leaves from the clover flowers.
Place blossoms and mint leaves in a Tea Infuser* if you have one. Place the infuser in a cup and pour boiling water over the clover. Allow to steep for 5 – 10 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
If you don't have an infuser, you can place the blossoms and leaves directly in the cup and then strain the tea after it has steeped.
My oldest son took some pictures of our lawn while he was collecting clover blossoms for me. I think our lawn looks quite lovely from this angle!
- 3 -4 fresh clover flowers
- 2 fresh mint leaves (optional)
- 1 cup of boiling water
- Remove the stem and leaves from the clover flowers.
- Place blossoms and mint leaves in a Tea Infuser if you have one.
- Place the infuser in a cup and pour boiling water over the clover.
- Allow to steep for 5 - 10 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Enjoy tea? Then try this Homemade Chai Latte Recipe