Elderberry and elderflower tea recipe

Original Elderberry-Flower Tea Recipe

The first tea we developed, this tea combines elderflower and elderberry, with minimal spices and supporting flavors. The combination of elderflower and elderberry makes for a well-balanced tea, neither too heavy nor too light. This recipe will give you plenty to enjoy, or double for easy gifts and sharing. 

Elderberry-Flower Tea Mix


  • 2 Cups dried elderberry
  • 1 ½ Cups dried elderflower
  • 1/3 Cup Korintje cinnamon* or chopped cinnamon sticks
  • 1/3 Cup dried orange peel pieces (small pieces or grated, powdered not preferred)


  1. Prepare any ingredients that may need chopping (see note below for cinnamon alternatives).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized kitchen bowl.
  3. Stir or mix with clean hands to combine ingredients until evenly mixed through. Stirring in a bowl is preferable to shaking in a jar, as too much shaking will break up tender elderflowers. 
  4. Transfer to a one-quart glass jar or other sealed container. Seal tightly with a tight-fitting lid to store.
  5. Use about one teaspoon of blend to eight ounces per cup of water to prepare.