Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Carrot Top Tea

Our carrots have done very well this year---the best ever!
Today, I pulled up what appeared to be the current largest.

Looking at the beautiful tops, I began to wonder what could be done with them. It turns out they are completely edible and quite nutritious, though sometimes bitter. We were intrigued to find instructions online for making carrot top tea and decided to give it a go.

Simply add boiling water to the leaves. Let it steep until cool and refrigerate.

It made a pale green tea that was surprisingly tasty. I was expecting it to be somewhat bitter, but it was not. Carrot top tea is reportedly very good for the urinary track. On this, I have no remarks as I  have nothing to judge it on.

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