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Quarantine Recipes: Elderberry Tea 3 Ways

Chef Char is back with three ways to enjoy Elderberry tea.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Elderberries are a dark purple fruit that some holistic professionals believe can solve quite a few ailments in a natural way. 

Chef Char Morse joined 13 ON YOUR SIDE Mornings virtually with three different ways to enjoy elderberry tea.

Elderberry Tea Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons dried elderberries (can be found at your local health food store)
1-2 Tablespoons green or black tea
2 cups lukewarm to hot water

Elderberry Tea Directions:
Steep dried berries and tea in water for 5 minutes or more.  

RELATED: Elderberries: Natural alternative to fight the flu and common cold

For Elderberry Iced Tea:  In a large glass, add ice cubes and your favorite fruit and/or herbs (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, mint and/or basil) and pour elderberry tea over ice cubes and fruit.  Add honey or sugar if desired.

For Elderberry Spritzer:  In a large glass, add ice cubes and your favorite fruit and/or herbs (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, mint and/or basil) and pour elderberry tea half way over ice cubes and fruit.  Fill glass with soda water, flavored sparkling water or a clear sweetened soda.  Add honey or sugar if desired.  

For Elderberry Cream Soda:  In a large glass, add ice cubes and your favorite fruit and/or herbs (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, mint and/or basil) and pour heavy cream over ice cubes until glass is half full with cream.  Add elderberry tea until glass is ¾ full.  Top drink with soda water or a clear sweetened soda.  Add honey or sugar if desired.

Follow Chef Char on Facebook www.facebook.com\chefcharmorse for more videos and recipe ideas. You can also check out Chef Char’s blog for her favorite recipes www.chefcharmorse.com.

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