Fruity Hibiscus Ice Tea


hibicus-teaWhen temperatures rise it’s important to stay hydrated. Make it delicious with this Fruity Hibiscus Tea. My friend Beth who lives in Costa Rica grows this lovely flower and then dries the petals and bags them to give to friends and family. I’ve help harvest, dry and bag them when I have visited her and I am a happy recipient of one of those bags. I make my hibiscus tea from these petals but you can buy hibiscus tea in bags or bulk in almost any grocery store. I also use distilled/filtered water when I make my tea. I don’t want the taste of tap water or the impurities that go with it. Find out more about distilled water.

3 cups boiling water
1-2 Hibiscus tea bags, or 1 – 2 Tablespoons loose Hibiscus petals (use less if petals are fine and packed, more if large and bulky)
Juice of one orange or more
Juice of 1/2 lime or more

Put the hibiscus in a tea egg or teapot basket and place in a saucepan or teapot. Pour boiling water over the petals. Let steep and cool. Remove hibiscus. Pour into a large pitcher with orange juice and lime. Add ice and serve.

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