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Category : Beverages & Teas       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 4
Sassafras Tea

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Eastern Kentucky

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Mark Boyd ... who learned this from grandma

Type of Dish : All Indigenous Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Water,
  • 5 To 6 Sassafras Roots
  • (Find In The Spring Or The Fall)

Directions

Bring to boil 4 cups of water, and then add roots.
Continue to boil the roots until water becomes red and the smell becomes very strong.

Note: wash the roots very well and be sure to gather in the spring or fall when the sap is still strong.



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