Elderflower tea is a healthy and delicious, lightly floral tea you can make with either fresh or dried elderflowers. I serve my tea with a little bit of agave syrup!

Elderflower tea is rich in Vit C, strengthens the immune system and calms the stomach especially when bloated.

To preserve the elderflowers beyond their season I dry the flowers in a food dryer. I then use this dried Elderflower to make tea, Which I can be enjoyed all year around.. ☕️

Elderflower tea

Prep Time 20 mins
Drying time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Foraging

Equipment

  • Food dryer

Ingredients
  

  • freshly picked elderflowers

Instructions
 

  • Place the flowers in a bowl of warm water to clean off any insects and dust.
  • Spread the flowers on the drying trays of a dehydrator. Set the temperature at its lowest setting ( 35°C) and dry for 6 – 9 hours.
  • The stems will take longer to dry than the flowers, so always test them to determine if the drying is done.
  • Store them in a glass jar.
  • When making tea - place one tablespoon of dried elderflowers into a cup and add boiling water. Cover and let it steep for about 6-7 minutes. Enjoy!

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