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Easy Elderberry Tea

Elderberry tea is a immune-boosting tea that helps to ward off colds and flu. If you need a little boost, sip this easy-to-make tea all winter long. Watch how I make it in the video above!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elderberry tea, elderberry tea recipe
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp dried elderberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Combine all ingredients in a small pot. You'll notice the berries instantly start releasing their color.
    Dried elderberries, water and a cinnamon stick in a pot.
  • Heat the pot over high heat. When the tea just starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Once the tea is finished simmering, turn off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
    Elderberry tea in a pot, resting.
  • Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass and enjoy!
    Straining the elderberry tea into a drinking glass.



  • This is the brand of organic dried elderberries I buy. And it's usually enough to last the entire cold and flu season!
  • The elderberry tea gets deeper and darker in color the longer you boil it. If you prefer a lighter colored tea, just reduce the time on the stove by 5 minutes.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg