Recipe: Foraged Goldenrod Tea
Waking up with a sore throat is never fun. And in late August, when you're desperately trying to wring out every drop of summer, it feels especially cruel. Luckily a backyard field of goldenrod was there to remind me the universe wasn't actually out to get me - and that it was time for a tea party instead.
- 2-3 goldenrod sprigs
- 4 cups boiling water
- honey (optional)
Cut the top 6-12" of the goldenrod, a mix of open (and soon to open) flowers and leaves are great. Pass on plants that are fully closed or have wilted flowers.
Place goldenrod in a jar or tea pot, pour over boiling water and cover.
Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink as is, or sweeten with honey.