Sunday, 22 May 2011

Elderflower Tea

Elderflowers make a lovely tasting tea, generally useful to relieve cold symptoms, including catarrh and sinus problems. You can buy ready made elderflower tea from many sources including health food shops and even the supermarket but you can also make your own using either fresh or dried flowers.

To make elderflower tea with fresh flowers take 2 of the flower heads, place in a teapot and add boiling water. Leave to brew for 10 minutes before serving. You can serve with a slice of lemon if you wish.

To make elderflower tea using dried flowers (available from health food shops) you'll only need 2 teaspoons of the flowers to make 2 cups of tea. Put the dried elderflowers  in the teapot and add boiling water, leave to brew for 5 minutes.

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