Grow the ingredients for this traditional British beverage (its been around for nearly 800 years, so must be good!). Both plants have a multitude of uses in their own right, but together make something really special.
2 packets of 30 seeds in Burdock and 50 seeds in Dandelion in the collection. Easy to grow.
Note! there are many recipes available so please search to suit your own tastes and dietary requirements.
Dandelion and burdock Recipe
600 ml cold water
1 tsp groundburdock root
1 tsp grounddandelion root
2 cm pieceginger, sliced
1 whole star anise, crushed
1/2 tsp citric acid
300 g granulated sugar
1. Place all of the ingredients, except for the sugar and soda water, into a large saucepan and boil for 20 minutes.
2. Filter the mixture into a serving jug, through a sieve lined with a tea towel or muslin cloth. Whilst the mixture is still hot, stir in the sugar until dissolved. Leave the mixture to cool.
3. To serve, add 200ml of soda water to every 50ml of syrup in the jug and stir well, then pour over ice in glass tumblers.