Last Christmas I made my very own Christmas Tea, so I decided it could be fun to make my very own summer tea taking inspiration from tea with fresh elder flowers, as such a summer tea would last longer than the season of fresh elder flowers.
10 July 2013:
2 weeks after I mixed this tea, I noticed, that the liquid from the elder flowers had turned the loose tea leafs into one big lump and at the same time I could see yeast growing in this tea !!!!! So please not make this tea yourselv !!!! I will be reworking this specific tea recipe to address this issue !!!!
Christmas Tea: - 100 g tea
- 100 g Earl Grey tea
- 3 limes (organic) - only the peel
- 5 stems of elder flowers
- Use a potato peeler in order to remove the peel in a thin layer of the limes
- Dry the lime peel at 75'C for 1 hour
- Cut the dried lime peel into small pieces. I used a scissor for this purpose.
- Mix the tea with the small pieces of dry lime peel.
- Use a scissor to cut off the small elder flowers from the stems,
- Mix everything together in glass, which is air tight.
- Let the tea stand for a few hours, before making the first cup/pot of tea.