I have been a fan of hibiscus tea for a while, also known as “Agua de Jamaica” when in iced tea form. I am also a fan of Elderberry tea for its health benefits, but not as much for its taste. I realized that the two together could be a great combination, and it is!

These two teas are both known for having health properties, and the tastes come together well. Hibiscus is packed with vitamin c and other antioxidants, and elderberry is known for its immune boosting properties among other things.

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~ 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
~ 1 tablespoon dried elderberries
~ Sweetener, if desired (I recommend local honey)


You can find the ingredients at some stores, or at Amazon.

Dried hibiscus flowers make for a delicious tea, whether you make them alone or with the elderberries.

Dried elderberries are a great immune-boosting ingredient.

I love my stainless tea strainer, but you could also use a reusable mesh tea bag or paper tea bag.

For this tea, I use about 2 tablespoons hibiscus and 1 tablespoon elderberry for about 16-20 oz of hot water.

Allow the hibiscus and elderberry to steep for at least 5-10 minutes.

I like to make a large portion of tea that I can enjoy throughout the day, save some for later, or share. I like this tea hot or cold, and sometimes I make a whole pitcher to keep in the fridge.

Hibiscus is tart, so while I generally don’t sweeten my teas a lot, I do like to add some honey or sugar.

I buy my elderberries and hibiscus on Amazon. I always look for organic berries, and usually buy 1 lb which lasts me quite a while.


About the Author: Marysa

Busy blogger and mom of two girls! We love traveling and the great outdoors, and are always looking for our next adventure!

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