Hibiscus tea is a herbal beverage obtained from the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower buds. The tea is known for its delicious tart flavor and deep red shade.
Hibiscus tea is an excellent healthy choice rich in antioxidants. It helps to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and detoxification.
Hibiscus Tea Recipe
This simple recipe can be made with just a few ingredients. There are many ways to make hibiscus tea, but below is one of the basic recipes anyone can follow.
Notes and Tips for Brewed Hibiscus Tea
- This herbal tea is made by steeping dried hibiscus flowers in hot water for up to 10 minutes.
- You can add your preferred sweetener.
- You can enjoy this refreshing and flavorful beverage while hot or cold.
Brewed Hibiscus Tea
- Electric Kettle
- 1-2 teaspoons dried hibiscus tea leaves
- 1 Cup of water
- Sweetener optional
- Other Ingredients: Cinnamon stick mint leaves, lime wedge (Optional)
- Boil water in an electric kettleAdd dried hibiscus flowers into the teapot. Alternatively, you can use fresh hibiscus flowers. Note: Always ensure you use food-grade hibiscus flowers. Cover the teapot and steep tea for up to 10 minutes. Strain the tea to remove the flower solids. For a sweeter tea, add sugar, honey, or sweetener of your choice to taste. Also, you can add lemon, cinnamon, or mint for enhanced flavor.Pour the tea into a teacup and enjoy.