Elderflower goes by the scientific name of Sambuci flos, and in Romania we make tea out of it. This tea is part of the natural remedies people would use when something bothers them.
According to this page, this tea is used to treat the first symptoms of the common cold. I also think most warm drinks or foods would help with this, for some reason. Personally, this is the first time I try this type of tea, of elderflower I mean.
Below you can see the packaging, what the tea looks like while brewing. The color after removing the tea bag is almost the same as on the box, which is pretty cool.
As you can see below, this pack contains only Sambuci flos plants. This is pretty important because the taste would be different if other plants were also included.
I don’t really like sugar nor honey in my tea, so clearly I didn’t add any in this one. Let me tell you that I think i should have added some sugar – i just ran out of honey.
I find it to taste a bit bitter and like plants that have nothing to do in a cup of hot water. To be expected considering the ingredients.
I don’t know if to recommend this tea to anyone or not. I see it as an acquired taste, but maybe since it’s supposed to be used instead of medicine, i’m not supposed to drink it for recreational purposes. I rate it 2 stars out of 5, especially because I have no idea if it works for what’s meant to be used.
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