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Elderflower Tea Recipe

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By Michael Brown | Mar 26, 2019

Elderflower Tea. Photo by Getty Images/eskymaks.

This simple tea starts with picking some fresh flower clusters and removing as many stems as possible. It’s best to remove all the tiny flowers from the stems, although that’s difficult to do. Some small stems are fine, as they’ll be strained out during preparation.


  • 2 to 3 elderflower clusters
  • Boiling water
  • Sweetener of choice, to taste


  1. Place the flower clusters in a teapot, and add boiling water. Let steep for about 10 minutes.
  2. Strain into a clean teapot or individual cups.
  3. Add sweetener to taste.

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