Elderberry Sun Tea Recipe using DIY Kit from Seattle Elderberry
Rays of sunshine are filling kitchens with beautiful streaks of light. The warmer afternoons are setting the perfect scene for an afternoon iced beverage. And we've got a new recipe for Elderberry Sun Tea to harness the power of the sun! We're sharing a hands-off way to make a refreshing elderberry beverage using our Seasonal Support DIY Kit and the power of the sunshine! Plus, you'll get a good dose of antioxidants and immune supporting compounds from the elderberry, elderflower and nettle!
Our Elderberry Sun Tea is SUPER simple! Grab a large glass jar (or pitcher or other container), a packet of our Seasonal Support DIY Kit, then find a sunny windowsill and let's go!
4 cups water at room temperature
Sweetener (optional, but we liked about 1/3c of honey)
Lid or cloth + rubber band
Stir the elderberry and herbs into your water (the elderberries and herbs may float at first, but will eventually sink as they rehydrate!)
Place your mixture in a sunny window.
Cover the opening of the container with a lid or secure some clean cloth on top with a rubber band.
Let sit for 4-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain out the berries and herbs.
Sweeten as desired (we like adding about 1/3c of local honey!)
Place strained liquid into the refrigerator to cool.
Serve cold, over ice for a refreshing beverage!