Elderflower Iced Tea
Aug 11, 2021
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!
- 1 Tbsp dry elderflowers
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- juice of 1 lemon
- sweetener of choice
- optional: fresh mint or lemon balm leaves
Pour boiling water over dry elderflowers, cover and let stand for atleast 10 minutes.
Strain the liquid, add 1 cup of cold water, lemon juice and sweetener of your choice.
Pour the liquid into a tall serving glass filled with ice, lemon slices and fresh mint leaves or melissa leaves. Enjoy immediately.
Recipe by Kitchen Nostalgia