These little round, blackish-purple berries are usually harvested in late August and early September. When most people think of Elderberries, more often than not they think of jams, jellies and pies, even wine. Besides being delicious however, Elderberries have had many other traditional uses. Some early recorded instances of the consumption of the berries date to ancient Greece. Texts from that period record that the berry was thought to be effective in boosting the respiratory and immune systems. More recently, early North American pioneers prized the Elderberry for its perceived ability to ease ailments such as the common cold. We prize the Elderberry for its ability to flavor our Ceylon tea with an intense berry character. Delicious when served piping hot, this tea is also divine over ice. Berrylicious!
- Ingredients From: Sri Lanka
- Infusion: Bright & coppery
- Caffeine: Medium
- Steeping Instructions: 1 tsp of tea for 8oz water. Steep at 212⁰ for 5-7 minutes.
Luxury ingredients: Black tea, Cranberry pieces, Blackberry & Lime leaves, Safflower petals, and Natural flavors.