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Dandelion tea is a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed at any time of day. This caffeine-free herbal beverage is made from a plant that for centuries has been acknowledged for its medicinal properties. The dandelion's unmistakable bright yellow flowers that transform into fluffy, puff-ball seedheads, evoke childhood memories of 'dandelion clocks', and making wishes as the seeds are blown away. There are hundreds of species of dandelion, a herbaceous, perennial plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. The botanical name of the common dandelion is Taraxacum officinale; 'officinale' being indicative of its use in medicine and herbalism. The word 'dandelion' originates from the French, 'dent de lion', meaning 'tooth of lion', presumably because of the shape of its jagged leaves. The plant originates from Europe and Asia, but can now be found in many countries, including North and South America, India, Australia and New Zealand.