Elderflower Tea Recipe

elderflower tea with flowers steeping

This elderflower tea recipe is made from the beautiful dainty elderflower. Elderflowers are the blossoms that come before the elderberry. We have all heard a lot about the benefits of elderberries, but elderflowers have many benefits as well.

The elderflower is such a big beautiful blossom that can be seen from far away. I have 3 elderberry trees that I found on my property growing wild.

Elderflowers on tree
elderflowers on tree

Some of the beneficial recipes that I have made from elderflower include elderflower jelly, elderflower salve and elderflower lotion bars.

This is a refreshing tea that captures the subtle flavor of elderflower. Easy to make and also good for you! It is so wonderful to make a refreshing tea from elderflowers growing in the wild.


Making refreshing teas from flowers, herbs or weeds is such a great and beneficial thing to do. You can also try my honeysuckle tea, rose petal teaviolet tea and white clover iced tea.

Benefits of Elderflower

This article from RXlist states

“Elderflower is used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitisdiabetes, and constipation. It is also used to increase urine production (as a diuretic), to increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding.

Elderflower is also used as a gargle and mouthwash for coughs, colds, hoarseness (laryngitis), flu, and shortness of breath. It is used on the skin for joint pain (rheumatism), and pain and swelling (inflammation).”

**Much of the elderberry plant contains compounds considered toxic. Eat only the flowers and cooked berries, NOT the stems or leaves.**

Basic Steps for Making Elderflower Tea

  • Pick the elderflower blossoms
  • Remove the flowers from the stems
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of violets to a tea cup
  • Add 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • Let steep for 5 minutes
  • Strain the petals from the tea
  • Enjoy!
  • Optional additions: lemon, lemon juice, honey, stevia leaves, lemon balm

It is optional to make a larger quantity of tea and just use a larger amount of elderflower and water. You can also make iced tea in a similar manner that I made this rose petal tea and white clover iced tea.

Detailed Steps for Making Elderflower Tea

The basic process starts with picking the elderflowers from a place that has not been sprayed with any chemicals. Remove the flowers from the stems. This recipe only uses 2 tablespoons of elderflowers for a small cup of hot tea.

Add the fresh elderflowers to your tea cup.

elderflowers in a tea cup for elderflower tea

Pour 1/2 cup of boiling water over the elderflowers in the cup.

pouring boiling water over elderflowers in tea cup to make elderflower tea

Let the elderflower tea steep for 5 minutes.

elderflower tea with flowers steeping

Remove the flowers.

elderflower tea

Optional is to add honey, lemon, lemon juice, lemon balm, stevia or mint.


Enjoy this refreshing and healthy wellness tea made from nature! Add a mint sprig to spruce up the taste or honey or stevia leaves to make a sweet tea.

See my website at www.HawkPointHomestead.com. My website also includes other made from nature recipes, such as more flower jellies including my dandelion jelly reciperedbud jelly recipelilac jelly recipe peony jelly and apple blossom recipe.

The website also includes canning recipes and other favorite great recipes, plus posts about other homestead-type activities, such as gardening and raising chickens.

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only.  It should not be seen as medical or any other advice. I am not a medical expert so individual precautions should be considered.

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