Elderberry Citrus Tea Recipe

This recipe might be one of the best you could make for immune-support & prevention & management of colds & flus. Anchored in elderberry, it is rounded with a mix of citrus peel rich in Vitamin C and other benefits, including being a further source of antioxidants & potentially impacting diabetes and cholesterol risks.

Elderberry Citrus Tea Mix



  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the dried elderberry, dried orange, lemon, and grapefruit peel.
  2. Stir through to combine and distribute the ingredients evenly. 
  3. Place in a one-quart glass jar (you may be able to squeeze this into a one-pint size jar, especially if you enjoy a cup or two when you blend the mixture). Seal with a tightly-fitting lid to store.
  4. To prepare Elderberry Citrus Tea, use one teaspoon per 8 ounces of hot water. Honey is the ideal sweetener for this tea, both for flavor and for the health and wellness benefits it brings. The honey in the warm tea is a very soothing way to relieve coughs and throat irritations. 

*Some people experience grapefruit peel as something of a harsh mouth-feel or flavor. If this is the case for you when you make this tea, try either reducing the grapefruit or eliminating it completely. If you do eliminate the grapefruit, you may choose to increase the lemon and orange peel in the blend (one-half cup of each will take up the loss of the grapefruit peel). On the other hand, if you like the flavor of grapefruit, this will be a very unique tea that you will really enjoy!