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.
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That is such a great tea combination. Not only does it taste good it really does have plenty of evidence to back up immune boosting properties.
I have not tried Hibiscus. I wouldn’t mind giving it a whirl though.
Can’t wait to try this. I’m all about elderberry, especially these days.
I recognize this hibiscus; we call it sorrel. I usually make a drink from it; you described it as iced tea. I add cinnamon and cloves and a little bit of ginger to mine. It is yummy. I used it as a tea maybe once or twice, delicious all the same. It sounds like a fantastic combination with elderberry.
I don’t think I’ve ever had hibiscus or elderberry in my tea before, although I’m not the biggest tea drinker. It’s good that you can make a whole pitcher to last you all day x
I am sure I would like this tea! What a delicious flavor! I’ll be trying this for sure.
I have some dried elderberries. I love how simple this tea is to make.
I love Elderberry Juice and often go picking the berries and flowers when they are in season due to their health properties but never tried with hibiscus. I am going to try this soon as I find some hibiscus
As an avid tea drinker, I am going to have to try this. I love Eldeberrys so I am sure this will be awesome!
Elderberries are a tasty and natural immune-boosting herb. I need to make this tea
I love Elderberry and I bet I would love it as a tea. This looks and sounds very beneficial.
I must give this a tea a try! We enjoy tea in our home, and we take Elderberry every day, this is a great way to boost the immune system and so simple to make also.
I have never tried that combination, but it looks good and tasty.
I will definitely try tasting this tea.
Thank you for this. I love to make my own tea but hadn’t thought about elderberry. A must make for me now.
I have been obsessed with trying new teas lately and this looks like a great one to give a shot. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve never tried this before it looks like a really great tea to try! Thanks for sharing this idea
This sounds like the perfect tea combination, I have to give this a try.
I am a great lover and feelings good to discover the new type of tea. Will try it out soon
I love tea and I would love to try this tea too. Don’t know whether it’s available in our country. But will try.
I love a great cup of tea. Anything that has a fun flavor has my name written all over it!
I would have never thought of this combination for tea. I love both elderberry and hibiscus so I will try this one!
Just started taking Elderberry as a daily immune system booster . Have never had it with hibiscus but give it a try.. Thank you!
This sound delicious and would probably be much cheapies than buy a similar thing from Starbucks once or twice a week!
I would love to try this tea!