Elderberry Blossom Tea

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By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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Elderberry blossom can be used in multiple ways. I will give out further recipes with elder blossoms or berries later. Elder blossoms are good against colds and they lower fever.

If you pluck a lot of blossoms, dry them upside down in a dark and warm place. Dried elder blossoms are also available in organic food stores.


  • Basic tea for 1 litre (4 cups)
  • 4 umbels elder blossoms nectar or sugar, as needed


Allow the elder blossoms to brew for 10 minutes in boiled water. As a variation on the basic tea, add mint leaves, a clove or two, 1 tbsp dried verbena or some fresh lemon balm leaves.