Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hibiscus Iced Tea

Do you love the Hibiscus flower? If you are in a warm climate then you can see year-round but here it's only in summer so when you see the leaves start to come, you can feel the spring is in the air and when comes spring, then comes summer. And in hot summer days what better than iced tea to cool down. When you make it with hibiscus flowers, it's good for your body also.

This tea is good to prevent hypertension, lower Blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, for girls,  it helps with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weight management. It's rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.

It's not good for pregnant or nursing moms and if you already have low BP, don't try this. 

Here you can find it in the farmers market otherwise there is always Amazon.

Ingredients : 

1/2 cup  Dried Hibiscus Petals
8 cups of water
1/4 cup Honey or as per your taste
As per taste Lime juice, Ice cubes and few mint strings (optional)


Take a pan and add water, add few dried Hibiscus petals in it. It will change color in a few seconds. 
Once the water starts boiling, switch off the gas and let hibiscus do its work. You can add basil leaves, mint leaves, lemongrass, ginger at this point. 

Let the tea steep for 15-20 minutes. 

Mix it Honey and Lime juice till its nicely mixed. 

You have it either warm or ice cold. If you are serving a crowd, have extra honey and lime juice on the side so people can adjust it as per their taste. 


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