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Sasafras tea.
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Clod    Posted 07-03-2003 at 19:16:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think ou can spell it that way? Sasafras? We used to go into the woods and dig the roots of those trees.Then boil it to make hot tea.Add cream and sugar.t was good then and we were told it was good for the health..They make rootbeer of those roots I heard..Lenore,,I bet you have never tried that.

John    Posted 07-13-2005 at 15:08:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to know how to make sasafras tea, will someone email me instructions. Thank you.

steve waren    Posted 06-27-2009 at 18:36:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
dig up the sasafras tree or sapling ,you will need three big roots to make a half gallon. clean off the dirt and peel the outer layer off the roots. rinse away the left overs . boil a half gallon of water add the roots and simmer for 1/2 hour strain through a paper towel and there you have it . water will become copper colored .add honey to taste.

screaminghollow    Posted 07-03-2003 at 19:28:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sassafras tea is great and I'm surprised that there aren't more products flavored like it. It does however contain Safriole a mild narcotic substance. No wonder the boy scouts who made the stuff were happy.

Mocha    Posted 03-09-2007 at 10:48:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
where can I buy sassafras tea?

kat    Posted 03-20-2004 at 03:06:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
i dont want to talk about sasafras tea i want to know where i can buy some shavings to make tea please.

Ana    Posted 07-04-2003 at 18:42:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, sure, we still drink sassafras tea, but usually only in the spring before the sap leaves the roots. I've always thought it contained a blood thinner, and I've been told by a doctor that you can overdose on it if you are on medical blood thinners or heart pills. The health food store where I used to buy it quit selling it because they said they were worried about side effects, i.e. law suits. But I'd sure drink some now if I had any. YUMMM.

dean    Posted 08-22-2005 at 15:19:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you are looking for a source for the tea we get ours from H&K products in Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830 (419) 659-5110 web site

Doug Ralph    Posted 10-15-2003 at 05:50:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I would like to respond to ana and tell her I just made tea and it's October. I just dug the roots.

Frank    Posted 11-18-2003 at 03:52:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Many years ago we had heard of making Sasafras tea, but being young about age 12 we really were not familiar with the process.

Anyway we gathered up a bunch of leaves and boiled it. Smelled real nice but tasted awful real wild. We added milk and sugar which enhanced it a bit.
Well it took about an hour to hit us. The first one that got nailed was Tommy's little brother. He suddenly stiffened out likened to a West Point Kadet on parade, and gave a terrible low moan at which time he fully excavated himself into his pants.
Being warned we all headed to the bushes, unhitched our britches and awaited the onslaught which was soon forth coming. we were more engrossed in laughing over Tommy's little brothers embarassment more than anything else.
It was many years later that we found that it was the roots that were boiled for tea.

Ed    Posted 02-12-2004 at 07:15:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can this root be purchased, I used to drink it as a child. I used to gather the roots, and sell it in bundles, we used to find it along the outskirts of town along the railroad tracks.

Clod    Posted 07-03-2003 at 19:38:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well ill be! >> . It does however contain Safriole a mild narcotic substance.>>><<< My mom was makeing an addict of me! Ha~ (I really never knew that Screaming.)It was good though.

Lenore    Posted 07-03-2003 at 19:19:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard of sasafras, but no I have never had any of the tea.
I think when I was very little someone made rootbeer from something.
Maybe that was it!!

Clod    Posted 07-03-2003 at 20:34:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
YES! It was pal..Hope your potato salad is ready now.I'm sure it wont last long.YUM! YUM!

paynts    Posted 07-03-2003 at 21:19:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a great link for teas of all kinds-including sassafrass
I love that stuff!

By the way-I used to post as QHMom-now Hubby can have his QH's I went back to my paints. The mispelled paynts is a VERY long story.

Clod    Posted 07-03-2003 at 21:37:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Paynts! Lenore may want to make her some of that too.

wildbill    Posted 06-27-2009 at 14:28:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this is not real tree root tea just flavored you're not getting the real thing read the article side of the tea

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