Native to parts of Europe and North America, the elder tree is easily recognized by its delicate clusters of cream-colored flowers that evolve into tiny, dark blue berries. In many ancient traditions, elder was planted for good luck, and the Serbians would bring a stick of elder to wedding ceremonies to bring good fortune to the bride and groom. But elder is also well known for its flower's longstanding traditional use to help support respiratory health. Alvita Elder Flower possesses a delicate floral aroma and pleasantly mild flavor. For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound beneficial properties of herbal teas. Alvita searches the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources. Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for a broad array of different teas, including classic singe herb varieties and the unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style teas that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples. Alvita thanks you for choosing this product but, more importantly, thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.