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Hibiscus Iced Tea

Tart, slightly sweet and quite similar to cranberry juice. If you are looking for a new refreshing summer iced tea recipe try hibiscus.


You can usually find dried hibiscus flowers in most health stores or in specialised markets and it’s better to use the actual dried flowers not the tea bags becausethey are higher in quality and don't contain any additives.   


Notes:

  • Hibiscus tea can be served hot or cold.

  • To make hibiscus ice cubes, simply put the dried flowers in the ice tray, then add water, freeze and serve them with the cold hibiscus tea.





Ingredients:


4 cups room temperature water

4 cups cold water

1 cup dried hibiscus leaves 

1 cup sugar

Juice of one lime

For garnish:

Lime wedges 

Thyme sprigs

Ice cubes


Method: 

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 4 cups water and 1 cup dried hibiscus leaves. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the dried flowers are softened.


Strain and remove the flowers, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature. 


Add 4 cups of cold water. Serve cold over ice and garnish with lime wedges and thyme sprigs. 






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