Discovering how to make hibiscus tea can be very rewarding. Hibiscus flowers have long been used in numerous cultures to create healing tonics or to enjoy as a refreshing drink. Hibiscus tea is not only easy to make but can be done so using simple ingredients. This tea has sweet, aromatic fragrance and a tart, refreshing taste which is often sweetened with honey or sugar. You can also customize it to suit your taste by steeping various spices and ingredients such as nutmeg or orange peels. Hibiscus tea can be made from fresh or dried flower petals. This article will show you how to create a pot of invigorating hibiscus tea from start to finish.
To make hibiscus tea, you will need:
- 4 cups cold water
- 2 Tablespoons dried hibiscus flower petals
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- sugar and honey, to taste
- medium-size saucepan with lid
- drink pitcher
- serving glasses
- Add water to saucepan and bring to a rapid boil.
- Turn off the heat as soon as water comes to a rapid boil.
- Add in the dried hibiscus flower petals and cinnamon stick.
- Cover the pan with a lid and allow to steep for fifteen to twenty minutes. Do not steep for over twenty minutes to prevent the tea from taking on a bitter taste.
- Strain the tea into a drink pitcher.
- Stir in the fresh lemon juice.
- Add in your desired amount of sugar and honey to taste.
- Pour tea over ice to serve.
- Garnish each glass with a lemon wedge.
- Leftovers can be refrigerated for 72 hours.
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