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Elderberry Tea

I don’t know about you but it seems like a lot of people I know are sick! I personally have battled a sore throat and sinus congestion all week. One of my favorite immune boosters is elderberry tea. My kids won’t take elderberry syrup, trust me I’ve tried. Although when it comes to my tea… they beg for it! This winter has seen much less sickness in our house and I know my tea is one of the reasons.



1 family size tea bag
3 small tea bags (I like to use berry flavored teas our favorite it Lipton’s Bavarian wild berry tea. Or an echinacea tea for an extra immune system boost.)
3/4 cup elderberry concentrate juice
1 cup local raw honey to sweeten

I boil water and then let the tea bags steep in the boiling water. I let it sit for about 8 minutes. Then pour over the honey and elderberry concentrate in a 2 quarts sized pitcher. Fill the rest of the way with cold water and stir. Serve over ice!

The elderberry concentrate is an immune system builder and helps fight off viruses like the flu. The raw honey has vitamins, minerals, anti-viral, anti-bacterial and powerful antioxidants. The echinacea if you use it also stimulates the immune system and can help combat colds and flu.

*Quick note: The information in this blog should not be considered professional medical advice. If you have medical concerns, please see a medical professional for help. This post only provides general information about a health related subject. Thanks for stopping by!
Johanna 🙂

About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


5 thoughts on “Elderberry Tea

  1. Looks yummy. Local honey also has the benefit of reducing seasonal/pollen allergies because it’s made with the pollen from your area and helps to boost your immune system against those pollens.

    Posted by Anna | January 10, 2014, 9:06 pm
  2. Love this!

    Posted by Sheila fish | January 10, 2014, 9:52 pm
  3. sounds lovely, and will definitely give it a try – ive had sinusitis for last couple of weeks.

    Posted by linda birch | January 11, 2014, 8:09 am
  4. where does one find elderberry concentrate?

    Posted by Caryn | January 12, 2014, 5:02 pm
  5. I tried this and while I have to admit the taste is not something I was overly fond of, my little girls did like so I am very hopeful that it will help them now and in the future:) Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by Tara Robinson | January 29, 2014, 6:29 pm

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