Hibiscus Tea: This post originally appeared on the bMAKER blog as Hibiscus Tea Recipe.
This Hibiscus Tea recipe uses dried hibiscus flowers and can be served unsweetened or sweetened with honey or your favorite sweetener and garnished with lime slices. Enjoy the many health benefits of hibiscus with this lovely warm weather sipper! (vegan option, gluten-free)
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Hi Everyone, looking for the perfect, fruity and refreshing warm weather tea?
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!
Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea
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
- large pot for boiling water
- tea infuser
- beverage dispenser container for serving
- glasses for serving
- ice cube trays
- chef’s knife, if using lime
- cutting board, if using lime
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I know you will love this refreshing, healthy and beautiful Hibiscus Tea recipe!
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This post was originally published on 6/21/2018 and updated and republished on 5/13/2021
- 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
- 8 cups water
- 1/2 cup granulated or turbinado sugar, or 1/4 cups honey
- 2 limes, sliced, for garnishing or to add to the serving container
- 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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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g
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