Elderflower citrus tea: Quick & easy recipe

Although I love coffee, having iron deficiency unfortunately means I can’t drink it as often. Over the past years, I’ve grown to like the taste of tea and have experimented with different flavours. With this recipe, it’s very simple and you can easily mix and match the ingredients to suit your taste. It can be served in all seasons as it tastes just as good cold, as it is hot.

Servings: 2 mugs
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes


  • 3 teabags (black or green tea)
  • 1 tablespoon Elderflower syrup (you can easily purchase this from IKEA)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mandarin or orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups water



Put the teabags and water into a saucepan and bring to boil. A rule of thumb is to pour in one cup of water with every teabag you use.


While the water is heating up, zest the orange/mandarin.


When the water begins to boil, turn the heat down and add the sugar, elderflower syrup, lemon juice, and the citrus zest. Leave that to simmer for 10-15 minutes before turning the heat off. Have a taste and you can decide whether you wish to add more syrup or sugar. To serve, simply strain the contents of the tea beforehand.


To make it a summery beverage, simply leave the tea in the fridge once it has cooled down a bit. Serve with ice cubes and add a touch of mint. Enjoy!


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