Elderflower and Lemon Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Elderflower and Lemon Tea evokes the spirit of summer with every sip. And yet it can be enjoyed year-round! It is a lovely, warming, nourishing fruit tisane with notes of lemongrass and, of course, elderflower. Perfect for mid-afternoon drinking, Elderflower and Lemon Tea combines the ingredients of apple, lemon peel, elderberry, blackberry leaves, chicory root, roasted lemongrass and all-natural flavouring to make a soon-to-be classic.
It has all the makings of your new favourite brew, so what are you waiting for? Try Elderflower and Lemon Tea today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where all of our teas and coffees are packed fresh to order here in our Pluckley-based factory, nestled away in the beautiful Kentish countryside.
But why choose a Fruit Tisane over a normal cup of Tea? For many, it’s the flavour; for many more, however, it’s owing to caffeine, or in the case of a Fruit Tisane such as Elderflower and Lemon Tea, its lack of. A Fruit Tisane (or Herbal Tisane) is categorised as a hot beverage that doesn’t contain leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant.
By not containing tea leaves, most Herbal and Fruit Teas likewise do not contain caffeine, a naturally-occurring substance found in around 60 plants including the tea plant. For those who are caffeine-sensitive or are looking to cut down on their caffeine intake, a Fruit Tisane is a great place to start. It is completely caffeine-free but perhaps more importantly, also tastes delicious.
Many people have already made the switch from “regular” Tea (i.e. Breakfast Tea or Earl Grey) to a Fruit or Herbal Tea. Since the 21st Century, the Herbal Tea market, in particular, has seen an outstanding increase in global consumption. In the UK alone, herbal sales have risen by 31% since 2012 according to recent statistics. Beverages such as Peppermint Tea, Camomile Tea and Hibiscus Tea are leading the way, although many Fruit Teas, including our very own Elderflower and Lemon Tea, are hot on their heels. Be part of a new tea revolution today; choose Elderflower and Lemon Tea to bless your morning cup.
Type of Tea: Fruit Tisane.
Ingredients: Apple pieces, lemon peel, elderberry, sweet blackberry leaves, citric acid, chicory root, roasted lemongrass, and natural flavouring.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Elderflower and Lemon Tea is best served without any other accompaniments. In our opinion, it tastes great as it is already!
Tasting Notes: This beverage boasts a bold citrusy sweet aroma and flavour combined with fresh, smooth tastes with every sip. A refreshing aftertaste follows soon after, lingering on the palate long after you’ve drained your cup.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Many of the health benefits associated with tea come from tea leaves themselves, so many fruit and herbal teas, ones that do not contain leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant such as Elderflower and Lemon Tea, are enjoyed more for flavour over medicinal qualities. But worry not if you’re health-conscious as Elderflower and Lemon Tea isn’t without any benefits. In fact, relatively new research has surfaced establishing that chronic stress (i.e not stopping to relax with a nice, hot cup of tea) disrupts our sleep and our blood sugar levels.
This leads to increased hunger and comfort eating. Eventually, this can lead to even higher levels of stress and even more disrupted blood sugars. Not only might this cause unhealthy levels of body fat, but also an increased risk of Type II Diabetes! The solution to this is simple: drink Elderflower and Lemon Tea and relax a little!
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening