Sunday 4 June 2023

A gorgeous smell

 The house smells heavenly as I dehydrate elderflower flowers for tea later in the year. Not a bad taste as I tried some fresh yesterday but it will need a touch of lemon zest methinks.

All our usual harvesting places are disappearing for some reason. Some have been felled or just died, others overtaken by ivy.

We’ll let a few more days pass before going out for more.


  1. Elderflower is something I've never liked the taste of - too flowery for me!

    1. I can drink elderflower cordial, home made, if it’s well watered down. The strong taste doesn’t seem too obvious in this tea.

  2. I like elderberry in tea I've had recently. I buy it from a company that makes delicious loose leaf tea.


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