Hibiscus Tea Recipe
Guest post by Sara Maniez from Life's Little Sweet
This Hibiscus Tea recipe is an unexpected, fresh alternative to lemonade or regular iced tea.
The natural bright red-hot pink color is so beautiful and would surely brighten up any brunch or party.
My Mother-in-Law was telling me about her trips to Mexico where it is a popular drink. She enjoys it with turbinado (course) sugar and not overly sweet. She says that fruit can also be added to it, and wine (white or rosé), or sparkling water. I have tried it with white wine and find that combination very refreshing!
There are many health benefits to having Hibiscus Tea, according to Medium.com (source):
The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer.
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
8 cups water
lime slices for garnishing and serving
(optional) 1 cup granulated white sugar or honey to sweeten
ice for serving
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil (about 5 minutes).
Add 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers to a tea diffuser.
When water is boiling, add the prepared tea diffuser to the hot water.
Remove from heat onto a trivet to allow to steep for 15-20 minutes.
Remove diffuser after 15-20 minutes. At this point, if you wish to enjoy the tea hot, you can. You can also mix in your desired sweetener (sugar or honey) at this point and stir to combine.
After the tea is cooled to room temperature, transfer it to a large pitcher or beverage serving dispenser. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until cold or overnight.
Before serving, add ice (optional) and sliced lime (optional) in the pitcher/beverage dispenser and for garnishing. Enjoy!
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Sara is an architectural designer turned work-at-home Mom.She lives in NJ with her husband, two kids under 5 and dog. She loves design, being creative and spending time with family and friends.She enjoys and shares baking, vegan, traditional & family recipes as well as DIY, lifestyle, organization and design ideas.