My new favorite place to shop? The Bulk Herb Store! I have ordered with them twice now, in a month! Don't judge me. They have comparable prices, and a fantastic selection. The Bulk Herb Store offers much in the way of information on each herb, home remedies, and supplies. I highly recommend them!
So, since we are well into cold and flu season, I've come up with a few concoctions to help get us through, one of which was an elderberry tea blend. It has been a hit with the kids, and my husband, who NEVER drinks anything other than good ol' Lipton iced tea, much less anything even remotely warm! Here's my recipe for it:
(all measurements are approximate)
1T Dried Elderberries (Bulk Herb Store)
1/2T Dried Red Clover
Fresh Ginger, I cut a piece about1/4" thick and 2 1/2" in length
1 Cinnamon Stick
Peel of 1/4 of an orange
Put all ingredients together in a glass bowl or french press. Pour boiling water over all of the ingredients, and let steep for 5 - 10 minutes. Strain out ingredients and then pour and serve! We like to add honey to our tea, although the elderberries add a sweet taste all their own. Make about 5 cups of tea.
Kiley's input: eye of newt and toe of frog. He thinks he's funny, with his Macbethisms. I don't let on...