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Dulse is a sea vegetable that has a very distinct seaweed flavor and a soft, chewy texture. However, in capsule or liquid extract form, the texture, and to some extent the flavor, can be avoided if one finds it unpleasant. Cultivated along the North Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe, this `sea lettuce' grows with a stronghold on rocks and develops edible reddish-brown fronds.
While most sea vegetables contain a wealth of protein, vitamins, and minerals, dulse is no exception. The iodine content alone makes dulse the ideal vegetable or supplement for those who require balancing of the thyroid and its metabolic processes. Dulse also has detoxifying and cleansing properties that benefit many systems of the body. While scientific research of dulse, specifically, is scarce, studies related to iodine deficiency and thyroid function are widely accepted.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
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