How to Make Licorice Fern Tea
On the recent learn-to-forage Wild Edibles Tour that I took on Vancouver’s North Shore, one of the wild foods that our guide, Alexander McNaughton, identified was the licorice fern.
What do you do with a licorice fern? You can use its spicy, strong-flavored root to make a caffeine-free tea.
Here’s the recipe:
Licorice Fern Tea
Adapted from Chef Robin, Swallow Tail Tours
- Harvest about a teaspoon of licorice fern root.
- Put the roots in a saucepan with about 4 cups of water, and bring to a boil.
- Once the water has boiled, turn off the heat and let the roots sit in the water for about 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
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