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
- 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
- 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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