If you've read some of my earlier blog posts know that we have a big elder tree in the back garden and I've been putting dried and fresh elder flowers to good use.
This is a recipe for a mild-tasting Elder Flower tea which has traditionally been use to help ease hay fever symptoms.
Elder Flower Tea
Place 2 teaspoons of dried elder flowers in a small tea pot or directly into a strainer over a cup. Pour over 1 cup of near boiling water and leave to steep for up to 10 minutes.
Discard the flowers. The tea can be sweetened with honey.
Adding some finely sliced ginger root to the elder flowers before steeping and you have a tea that is said to lessen some of the effects of a hangover. I haven't tried this hangover remedy for myself so don't know how well it may, or may not, work.
More ways you can use elder flowers:
Elder Flower Toner
Elder Flower Cordial
Sparkling Elder Flower
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