Organic Burdock Root

Thick, smooth and slightly sweet with a milk-like aroma

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Organic Burdock Root
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Organic Burdock Root


Organic Burdock Root is most well-known as a medicinal herb, but it can also make a nice stand alone loose leaf herbal tea. Or it can be blended with other ingredients to make your own herbal tea concoction. In Japan, burdock is grown as a vegetable and the root is consumed similar to carrots in the USA. Our organic dried (non roasted) burdock root has the color of yucca root and brews up a clear, light yellow liquor with a slight milk-like aroma. Naturally caffeine-free, the brew has a thick, smooth mouthfeel that is light and sweetens as it cools. It delivers a subtle drinking experience that, surprisingly, does not remind of a root! Grown right here in the USA, we are delighted to add this item to our growing list of domestically-sourced products.

Ingredients: organic USA burdock root

Origin: Pacific Northwest, USA

Trout Lake Farm, Washington, USA

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most prolific and best tasting herbs in the United States. Sometimes referred to as Cascadia, this region includes the states of Oregon and Washington and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Rocky Mountains the east. The various climatic regions (from the mild summers with abundant rainfall in the mountains to the broad, dry plateaus) create the perfect growing conditions for many different types of herbs. Environmentalism is prominent throughout the region resulting in a strong commitment to organic and sustainable farming, and home to one of the original organic certifying bodies, Oregon Tilth. In our efforts to source as many products as possible from right here in the USA, we are delighted to offer herbal teas from this region and plan to continue to increase our selection of domestically grown herbs over the next few years.

Steeping Instructions


At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Chelsea

    "I surprised myself with how much I like this. It’s almost a little sweet, and doesn’t taste as “rooty” as you might imagine. Earthy without being bitter or tasting like dirt!"

  • Aubrey

    "The mouthfeel of the liquor reminds me of a thick white tea --- smooth, round and viscous."

  • Marina

    "The subtle sweet notes in this simple earthy herbal make me really happy. This is a unique flavor I've yet to find in other herbals or foods. It also has a lovely golden color. "

Health Benefits


Burdock has been cultivated for its root for centuries. Unfortunately, it is better known as a weed in parts of North America and Australia rather than as food. Traditionally burdock root has been used as a diuretic and a digestive aid. Antioxidant compounds have also been found in the root, as well as having active ingredients found to promote blood circulation to the skin surface. Clinically burdock root extract has shown improvement in the appearance of wrinkled skin and the quality/texture of skin when applied topically. Preclinical data has also shown that burdock may have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects.

For more information about health benefits of Burdock and other types of herbs, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Herbal Tea Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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  • 4
    A Root Vegetable, No Doubt, but a Great One to Try

    Posted by Nicola on 27th Aug 2021

    Though it's true this burdock root is not too pungent in flavor, it is still distinctly a root vegetable, with a brewed flavor profile akin to richly roasted turnips. That said, I will admit that it is growing on me, and is a unique herbal tea that vegetable fans and those with curious palates alike should try at least once.

  • 4
    Surprisingly Good

    Posted by Wesley LaQuaglia on 30th Jun 2020

    The dry tea smells very spicy, which was surprising in and of itself. When steeped, the spicy scent remains for a bit, but then begins to fade. The liquor is like liquid sunlight and the tea has a smooth, almost creamy earthiness and just a hint of spice that mixes well with the sweetness. A surprisingly good cup of tea.

  • 5

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 22nd Dec 2017

    I find the tea surprisingly pleasant! It is a little bit sweetness naturally, so I don't even think about adding honey to it. This tea is healthy and the aroma is certainly unusual. It does grow on you!

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