Blooming elderflowers proof that summer has finally begun. You can dry the small white flowers to make a nice perfumed tea. You can either drink the flowers ”straight”or mix them with your favorite black, white or green tea. With the elderflower tea you can enjoy the taste of summer all year round.
How to make it:
Pick as many elderflower heads as you want. Keep in mind that when they dry – they get smaller. Give them a good shake to get rid of any insects and take off the flowers with a fork. Spread the small white flowers out on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for about 2 -3 hours at 40-50 degrees. Put a wooden spoon in the oven door so it’s slightly open. You can also dry the flowers on a newspaper inside for a couple of days or you can hang the elderflower heads on a wash line on a sunny day.
Keep the tea in an airtight container or in a jar. When you feel like enjoying a good cup of elderflower tea, pour boiling water over the tea and let it steep for about 5-10 minutes before you drink it. The tea is also really lovely with a spoonful of honey and a slice of lemon.