Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea also is known as Karkade Tea or Jamaica Tea is a refreshing and super healthy beverage made using fresh or dried Hibiscus Flowers. This agua fresca is considered a superfood and when drank in a moderate amount has amazing benefits to the body. Here is how to make it.

Ingredients 

  • ▢8 Hibiscus Flowers
  • ▢3 cups Water
  • ▢1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ▢Honey (As per taste)

Instructions

  • To make this hibiscus drink, start by taking 3-4 flowers per cup of tea. Remove the calyx or the green part from which the flower is attached to the plant.
  • Also remove the stamen, the part from which the yellow seeds are attached.
  • Wash the petals well under running water and add them to a medium-sized glass bowl.
  • Boil the water in medium-sized saucepan water and once it comes to a rolling boil, remove it from heat.
  • Pour the boiling water over the petals.
  • Cover the bowl and let the colour from the flowers steep into the water. Steep for 10-12 minutes.
  • Strain the tea using a tea strainer. Add lemon juice to it and mix well. Add honey if you wish to at this stage and mix well.
  • Now add some ice to the serving glass, pour tea and serve.

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