Packed with whole fruit and Vitamin C, this is a tea to drink for vitality and energy.
Elderberry lays a delicious immunity-boosting foundation. The hibiscus adds a tart dimension to the blend, which makes it very refreshing and full of Vitamin C. The rosehip chips add a mellow smoothness to the tea along with even more Vitamin C. The currants give the tea a very distinctive character - black for fruitiness and red currants for 'bite' and tangy flavor. Finally, raisins give it a natural sweetness.
A predecessor tea to this in our shop was Berry Berry Herbal, but we think you will like this even more.
Take a look at this blog post about tea treatments for a cold, of which Elderberry is one. Blogpost: Six Top Tea Methods To Help You Recover From A Cold
Ingredients: Elderberries + Currants (a.k.a. Corinthian raisins), Hibiscus petals, Natural flavors
Country of Origin: Blend of various dried fruits and herbs from Canada, USA, Thailand, Spain
Regions(s): Ontario / California / Sing Buri / Seville
Cup Characteristics: A full flavored tea with deep berry notes. The infused cup is burgundy red and provides strength and character. A terrific tasting herbal tea.
Infusion: Deep burgundy red
Ingredients: Elderberry & Raisin pieces, Hibiscus petals, and Natural flavors
Herb and fruit tea; in some circles is considered a new type of tea. We formulated this blend to accommodate tastes of people who wanted to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. What we got was a terrific 'tea' that is unbelievably delicious and enjoyed Hot or Cold! - in fact we have customers in the northern climes who add a few cloves, cinnamon sticks - simmer for an hour and then add some red wine - a perfect mulled wine for cold stormy nights.
Our clients tell us that Elderberry Energy is their most favorite herb and fruit tea. We have to agree. The hibiscus adds a tart dimension to the blend, which makes it very refreshing. The rosehip chips add a mellow smoothness to the tea along with Vitamin C. The currants give the tea a very distinctive character - black for fruitiness and red currants for ‘bite’ and tangy flavor. Finally, we added raisins to give a natural sweetness and topped this off with natural flavors to further enhance the delightful character of this tea.
For a terrific hot drink garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange and instead of using white sugar try brown sugar (Go Mick Jagger). The cinnamon gives a lovely spice hint and the orange brightens up the berry character. Our family simply loves this combination. For a summer time drink Elderberry Energy iced is hard to beat. It is refreshing and thirst quenching and not overly sweet. For formal times garnish the glass with a strawberry and a sprig of mint - for non-formal times pour it into your glass and enjoy it gulp after gulp! For your young children - get popsicle forms and freeze lightly sweeten Elderberry Energy, your kids will love it! By virtue of the fact these blends do not contain any tea and are a special blend of fruits and herbs - they are caffeine free! An additional benefit is these ‘teas’ contain Vitamin C. What could be better - a healthy drink that tastes GREAT!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 2 teaspoons of herb & fruit blend, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 single serve packet for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more fruit and herb flavor is extracted). Garnish and sweeten to taste
Iced tea brewing method (makes 1 quart/liter): Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of herb & fruit blend, 6 tea bags or 6 Q3 single serve packets into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the herb & fruit blend. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.