elderflower tea recipe for elderflower cocoa nib tea

Elderflower Cocoa Nib Tea Recipe

Combining the subtle flavor of elderflower and two favorite complementary partners, this Elderflower Cocoa Nib Tea is a real treat. Try it any time you need a lower-calorie, lower-carb sweet treat. A touch of honey, sugar, or your favorite sweetener will round out the flavors of this tea, too. 

Elderflower Cocoa NibTea Mix


  • 1 Cup elderflower, dried
  • ½ Cup cocoa nibs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla bean pieces, chopped (or 2-3 teaspoons vanilla bean powder)


  1. If you are using whole vanilla beans, chop into small pieces, about ¼ inch in size. 
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the dried elderflower, cocoa nibs, and vanilla bean pieces (or dried vanilla bean powder). 
  3. Gently stir the ingredients together to evenly distribute, without breaking up the dried elderflower too much. 
  4. Transfer to a tightly-sealed one-pint jar or other air-tight container for storage.
  5. To serve, use one teaspoon per 8-ounce cup of steaming water. You may reuse the steeped tea mix for a second cup if desired, to get a little more from your tea. May be served unsweetened, but flavors do benefit from the support of a little sweetener, such as honey, stevia, sugar, or other favored sweetener. 

*Elderflower Cocoa Nib Tea may be enjoyed immediately, but the flavors will benefit from sitting together in an airtight container for two weeks or more. This will give the vanilla bean additional time to blend and infuse the other tea ingredients, and flavors will be more pronounced. “Better with age,” like a fine wine!