Place the Red Clover blossoms and Stevia in a 2-cup or 1-liter mason jar. Add the 2-3 cups boiling water. Put on the lid and screw cap and let sit 30 minutes to 4 hours. Use a fine mesh sieve and strain out the liquid. Squeeze the plant material to extract all of the liquid. For a nice warm Earl grey tea, warm the infusion in a glass or ceramic pot and add to a mug with a spot (or more) of your favorite non-dairy milk.
Variation: Add the Red Clover flowers and Stevia to a glass or ceramic pot with 2-3 cups of water. Let come to a boil, then take off the heat and let sit 30 minutes to 4 hours. Strain and use as described above.
Red Clover blossoms are just lovely wild flowers. They are nitrogen fixers, they attract beneficial insects to the garden, they are edible (both flower and leaf, being in the legume family), and they have medicinal properties.
An infusion of Red Clover flowers tastes like a wonderful cup of Earl grey tea, but it's even better than regular ol' Earl grey tea because it offers up a host of benefits:
The recipe provided here makes for a strong cup brew of Earl grey tea. A standard infusion is 1 ounce Red Clover blossoms in a 1 liter mason jar + 4 cups of boiling water poured to the top and left to sit, with the cap on, for 4-8 hours.
If you find the infusion too strong to your liking, simply dilute with water. You can also drink the infusion cold and omit the non-dairy milk. Feel free to use any sweetener you wish (I added whole Stevia leaves but you can omit them). Store any remainders in the fridge for to 2-3 days.
To your health and well-being, Enjoy :)
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