Elderberry Blossom Tea Recipe

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Back in the 1960s, I bought an old cookbook at an auction. Inside were several old recipes handwritten on plain paper, including recipes for home remedies like this tea.—Genevieve Corley, Amesbury, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:1 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons dried elderberry blossoms or 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh elderberry blossoms
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 thin lemon slice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 14 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a tea cup or mug, steep elderberry blossoms in boiling water for 5-10 minutes; strain. Add sugar and lemon. Yield: 1 serving.
Originally published as Elderberry Blossom Tea in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p59

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