All the drinks in the store come with an abundance of added sugars and “natural” flavors. Skip the processed drinks and choose a healthy alternative! I’ve got a sweet, tart no processed sugar tea I would love for you to try. Come into my kitchen with me and I’ll show you how to make honey sweetened hibiscus tea!
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What You Need:
Dried Hibiscus Flowers: My favorite brand is Davidson’s Organic Hibiscus Flowers/Loose Leaf Tea
Honey: I buy Raw Berry/Wildflower honey in gallon size jars from Azure Standard.
Gallon Glass Jar: I buy gallon glass jars from Azure Standard. They are the most economical jars and hold up to all of the use we put them through.
What is Hibiscus tea?
Hibiscus tea is made from the dried flower of the hibiscus plant. It is tart in flavor (similar to cranberries) and is a deep pink color. It is a very refreshing sweet tea that is wonderful on a hot summer day.
Bonus: If you make kombucha you can flavor it with hibiscus tea on the second ferment! Delicious! Learn how to make Kombucha here.
How To Make Hibiscus Tea
First, in a medium size saucepan bring 4 cups of water to a boil then turn off the heat.
Pour in the dried hibiscus flowers and gently stir them into the water.
Put on the lid and steep the flowers for 15 minutes.
Use a fine mesh strainer to filter out the hibiscus flowers from the tea.
After that add 1 cup of honey and stir to dissolve the honey into the tea.
Finally, fill the remainder of the jar with cool water. Give it a good stir to make sure everything is mixed together.
Drink immediately or chill in the fridge for several hours.
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- 4 cups Water
- 1 cup Dried Hibiscus Flowers
- 1 cup honey
- Place 4 cups of water into a medium size saucepan on medium high heat.
- Bring water to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat. Add 1 cup of dried hibiscus flowers. Cover the pan with a lid and steep for 15 minutes.
- Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the flowers from the tea. Pour the tea into a gallon sized jar.
- Add 1 cup of honey. Stir to dissolve the honey. Fill the remainder of the jar with water. Give it a good stir to mix everything together.
- Drink immediately or chill in the refrigerator for several hours.