I received the viva labs organic elderberries free in exchange for my unbiased opinion. These come in a reclosable zip type bag. They are good to help boost your immunity and build up your immune system. So they are perfect for the upcoming cold and flu season to help ward off those viruses everyone will be sharing. I used a bit to make a tea by placing some elderberries in a pan with water and placing on the stove, bringing it to a boil, and then lowering the temp and simmering for about 25 minutes. The smell from the simmering elderberries was not very appealing. Making me not even want to b try the tea. But I tasted it and fid not like it. It was a bitter sour taste. Even after adding honey I couldn’t drink it.