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Elderflower Iced Tea

What do elderflowers taste like? Like other edible flowers, they are herby floral tasting. But quite unlike rose or lavender, they are a mild floral taste that is sweet. I describe them as light, sweet & musky with hints of lemoney vanilla.
Elderflowers bloom on our farm starting in late June. I just love harvesting and drying them for you!
Usage: Elderflowers have a long, rich, safe tradition of use in herbal medicine for colds and flus, seasonal allergies, fevers and inflammation. After a long day on my feet, I love a soothing cup of regenerative elderflower tea. Enjoy!
Elderflower Iced Tea Recipe
 
Serving: 1
Ingredients
    • 1 Tbsp dry elderflowers
    • 1/2 cup boiling water
    • 1 cup cold water
    • juice of 1 lemon
    • sweetener of choice
    • ice
    • optional: fresh mint or lemon balm leaves
Instructions
  1. Pour boiling water over dry elderflowers, cover and let stand for atleast 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the liquid, add 1 cup of cold water, lemon juice and sweetener of your choice.
  3. Pour the liquid into a tall serving glass filled with ice, lemon slices and fresh mint leaves or melissa leaves. Enjoy immediately.

 

Grow your own elderberry bush and harvest your own flowers here, or grap some elderflower tea from us here.

Recipe by Kitchen Nostalgia

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