|Sassafras bark pieces||4 (4 Inches Long By 2 Inches Wide)|
|Boiling water||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Tablespoon (About 1 Teaspoon Per Cup, Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
|Cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed For Serving)|
The rosy outer bark from the roots of the sassafras plant is used for making sassafras tea.
It can be purchased in most grocery stores in the early spring.
Place sassafras bark in a clean enamelware saucepan or teapot and pour boiling water over it.
Cover tightly and let stand in a warm place until steeped (about 4 or 5 minutes) to the desired strength and color.
Then strain the tea into cups or into a hot china or earthenware teapot, and serve with sugar and cream if desired.