Beautiful creamy white flowers of the Elder tree which is widely grown in Europe are harvested in early summer and cleaned and dried to make this sweet smelling Elderflower tea.
Upon being brewed, it yields a golden yellow infusion which has a gorgeous floral aroma and a sweetish taste.
Elderflower infusions are known as a preventative remedy to take care of hayfever. The flowers are also known to contain flavonoids which have antioxidant and immunologic properties and according to preliminary research may work to alleviate symptoms of respiratory illnesses like flu, sinusitis and bronchitis.
Pure Dried Elderflowers
Steep 1 tsp per cup for 4-6 mins in 95-100° C water