Elderberry Herbal

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Herbal Tea
Birch Bark, Carob, Cinnamon, Coriander, Elderberry, Fennel, Tulsi
Berries, Cinnamon, Cocoa
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 11 oz / 332 ml

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From Verdant Tea (Special)

Use 5g in an 8oz cup. Steep with boiling water for one minute. Try adding to spiced cider, hot chocolate or wine just for fun.

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1437 tasting notes

Hung out with a friend last night who has been fighting a cold for som time now, and now I’m feeling a bit off myself. Time to crack out the elderberry! Steeped this just over 18 minutes, and it’s still delicious, although I am getting more licorice than previous incarnations.

Boiling 8 min or more

Hope you can fight it off!


Aw, thank you. :)


Hope you feel better SOON…this is my favorite tea even when not sick.

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8255 tasting notes

so i might have accidentally steeped this for like 10 mins…and then drank it like there was no tomorrow. Apparently this is a blend that suits me nicely even without any additions. I do want to use the last of this to try steeping in apple juice or something, so maybe tomorrow i can pick some up!


I love this tea so much…I would never adulterate it with juice…lol…
But this is my favorite tea… Other teas (especially when weak) I dont hesitate
to add to apple cider and such ;-) enjoy


I’ve even added some to puerh.

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2188 tasting notes

Hmmm, I’m not sure about this one. I like the idea of an elderberry-based herbal, but the dry leaf smells odd. It’s hard to put my finger on, I think its the fennel. Fennel in tea?

It brews up this crazy purpley-black color. I’ve never seen a tea brew up so black. Steeped, it smells sweet, tart, fruity, and spicy. It was kind of familiar, and I figured out it was mulled wine. There’s also something to the aroma that is a location-based olfactory cue… it reminds me of Montana, and I don’t know why. Weeeeird. I can also smell the similarities between this and Campfire Blend, a somewhat toasty, pastry-ish aroma that must be the coriander, carob, and cinnamon, which these blends have in common.

I used the recommended steeping parameters but was surprised at a one minute steep time. The flavor is a little weak. I expected more berry, I think. I will say that brewed it smells and tastes way better than it smells dry. Thankfully, since I have a few more sessions with this tea. It’s still an odd blend to be sure, but it’s reinforcing how cool this blends club is… I get to try experimental, odd blends that most other companies wouldn’t dream of, and get introduced to all kinds of odd ingredients. Educational and fun!

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I put a bit of honey in it and liked it. I think the idea of using this as you would use a mulling spice is something I’ll play with. I steeped it about 2 minutes.


This has carob in it?
I didn’t taste that at all.
Where did you find a list of ingredients (very curious…they were not on the bag)


I actually LOVED the fennel it~fabulous twist ;-)


Just read you are a birder! How Awesome.
I have an African Grey, and years ago I had a Lilac Crowned Amazon
Who was extremely sweet when she fluttered her eyelashes as flirting ;-)
What are your favorite birds?


There was a sheet of paper that came with your blends club package that has a description of all the blends and their ingredients. I’m not the biggest fan of fennel in general so that’s probably my issue.

It’s hard to choose my favorite birds but I have a soft spot for plovers and shorebirds in general.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Plovers <3 I spent 2 years doing a piping plover habitat restoration and protection project in Michigan a few years back :)


Wow, that’s awesome! I would love to work with plovers. :D


Thank you…I didn’t read the sheet of paper…
I will learn not to make THAT mistake again :-( lol


Thank you,Dinosara, I found that sheet of paper and it does, indeed,
Make mention of the carob. I do not taste the carob, but I love this blend,
And I am saddened I have consumed every last drop of mine already…
I hope it will be made available for purchase :-)


Send a note on the Verdant website. I already sent a msg. to them about the Chai too.

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1125 tasting notes

Last tea of the night, short note as I reviewed it yesterday, but OMG it brews up a dark deep purple!!!! I love it!! Yesterday I didn’t make it in a clear mug lol. So pretty! Anyways, see previous notes for a better review here :)

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129 tasting notes

Just drank my last of this (sigh)
Extremely sad…. Please Verdant,
Tell me when this is available again…
I would purchase at least every other month.
Love the light licorice taste, elderberry spices and the fennel
Yes! I love to chew on the fennel.
This is my favorite tea and along with Steepster & Friends
(And of course, God,)
Got me through my mother’s passing.
I don’t need to be sick to enjoy this herbal.
Just love it :-D

3 tsp 16 OZ / 480 ML

I just looked at their website … If I’m looking at the right one, they currently have it in stock!


Thank you sweets!
Imma check it out now….
When they first brought it out it was not available
except in the blend tasting club…
I love it and am one who begged them to keep it.
Thanks Suzi…I am going to their site NOW !!!


100% Right yoy are!
I just ordered this and Sichuan Caravan
Thank You
♡~Happy Girl~♡


You not yoy…lol…


I think the “Big guy” is with us whenever we have a cup.


Glad I had the inspiration to check.. just on a whim. So happy it was the one you wanted :)


I love you Mr Mopar & Suzi ~ so kind of you to check.I am over the moon that they decided to keep it around awhile

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3134 tasting notes

Not sure what I think about this one… the flavours were much milder than I had anticipated (which is good!), and nothing was unpleasant, but I can’t really taste the elderberry… or anything else specifically, for that matter. It’s just kind of a spicyish water. Maybe it’s partially related to the fact that I’m kind of sick, although I do seem to be able to taste reasonably well at the moment.

I think I’ll try steeping it for longer next time to see what happens. It did only get about a minute this time, as per the recommendations.

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I love elderberry, but it is kind of a delicate flavour, so I can see how it could disappear in a tea.


Try longer steeps for most of verdants blends from the club. Almost none of them work well with recommended times ppl have found

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676 tasting notes

I often take my time before reviewing tea’s. This one was fun!

I made a pot of tea yesterday, using a little extra leaf and 2 minute steep. I love the idea of mulling spice…and knew that without tea in the mix, there would be no bitterness steeping a little longer.

First I tasted my brew straight and was excited at the strength of the elderberry, coriander and other spices. (Would have hated a tulsi dominant blend)
I drank a cup…ok…done.

Now the next test.

I added honey!

Light as a feather, dancing around like a sugarplum fairy…grandma Bonnie became a thing of cartoon’s…ah…honey in a mulling blend is delightfull in the Fall! This was meant to be!

I finished the first pot with another mug and honey, smiling.

One more test to go, I began again.

Heating 8oz of organic apple juice (the kind with stuff in the bottom) and 8oz filtered water, I steeped fresh Elderberry Herbal Blend in the half juice-half water mixture for 2 minutes.
AND IT WAS GREAT! (I did add some honey again, just a little!)

Why half-half? The Apple Juice was very sweet naturally, too sweet!

The options are lovely…and this would be a great duo with the current Winter Ginger Blend!!! (I hope Verdant is listening!)

PS Tonight, I resteeped with a bit of malty cocoa black tea and it was D-licious! Versatility herbalism!


i’ll have to remember that when i get mine :)


I will have to try that with the apple juice, AFTER I order more…
Mine is gone already :-( just loved it.

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2216 tasting notes

It looks pretty as it steeps, it turns into a neat murky red berry colour. Like natural dye. :)

Tasting it, I get tulsi and fennel. That’s pretty much it.

I don’t care for this one so much, so do any of my current swap peeps want to try?

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Edited to remove the rating…


I treat this like I would a mulling spice mix. Better with Apple cider, wine or cranberry juice mixed in…or some black tea and honey like chai.


Good to know, Bonnie. :) My offer still stands. As the tea is cooling I’m getting loads of coriander and it’s starting to taste soapy. I don’t think this one’s for me! (I have a love-hate relationship with the herb. Sometimes it works, sometimes it really doesn’t!)


I’d love to give it a go!


In your bag! :) Along with some jam. I need to go through my teas and add some for you tomorrow.

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612 tasting notes

This is delicious and I’m hoping it helps my immunity since we’re flying up to visit my parents this week! Curious to try it with cider or wine as suggested.

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1113 tasting notes

Hmm, this isn’t as bad as I was afraid it would be. I’ve got a strong aversion to fennel or anything with an anise like flavor! Licorice bleaarrghhh!


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