Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
- 4 cups dandelion petals
- 4 cups water
- 3 (1/4-inch) thick slices lemon
- 1/2 vanilla bean, split in half
- 2-1/8 cups granulated white sugar
Place petals in a heavy saucepan along with the water, lemon slices, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 6 hours.
Strain dandelion tea through cheesecloth and discard solids. Place in a heavy saucepan and bring to a low boil. Gradually add sugar while stirring until sugar is dissolved. Lower heat and let simmer to desired syrupy thickness (may take up to 4 hours).