This beet top tea is one of the most popular recipes one the website and in our cooking classes. The leaves are usually removed because they perish quickly, which is good practice if the root needs to be stored for a long period of time: it helps prolong its life. However, if you do find beetroot with its greens attached, that’s a clear sign of freshness, because it means they were likely picked in the last few days, and are therefore tastier and more nutritious. Source
Beets have strong detoxifying properties, as they are high in chlorine, which assists in the cleansing of the liver, kidneys and bloodstream. They are also rich in potassium, which balances the metabolism. The rich, red colour of this tea helps to tonify the blood and cleanse the liver. The perfect autumn and spring pick-me-up!