Alvita Teas, Elderberry, 24 Tea Bags, 1.44 oz (41 g) (Discontinued Item)
- Caffeine Free
Native to Europe and North America, Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a tree-like shrub. It produces serrated leaves, delicate flowers and juicy berries that are used for their beneficial properties. The Elderberry has been involved in human history for centuries, with a reputation for healing both the body and spirit. In fact, the plant was used so widely and considered so important and valuable that it earned an epithet, "the medicine chest of the country people." The berries are ready for harvest in late summer and are rich in Vitamin C. They often constitute the main ingredient in pies, jellies, wines, and cordials. A healing, soothing syrup and tea can also be brewed from Elderberry.
For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound health-giving properties of herbal teas. We travel to the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources.
Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for more than 100 different teas, including classic single herb varieties, and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science, and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples.
We thank you for choosing our product, but more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.
Alvita. Natural Herb Teas That Are Good For You And The Environment.
The best way to make a good tasting cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.
A very different taste
A very different taste
Was real excited to try this tea, heard a lot abouth the health benefits of elderberry for colds, but it has a very different and strong flavor to it. I haven't been able to drink more than a couple of sips each time. I think I might try blending it with another type of tea, to see if it's more appetizing. Also, might look into trying the Sambucol syrup or longezes, which contains elderberry, and see if I like that better.