Dried hibiscus leaves and hibiscus tea on a wooden table
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Hibiscus Tea Recipe

It is very easy to make hibiscus tea; all you need is a pan, water, hibiscus flowers, and sugar or honey. Let us take a look at the step by step process of making the tea at home. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Others
Keyword: hibiscus tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp dried hibiscus flowers
  • boiling water
  • cinnamon stick optional
  • clove optional
  • tea bag optional
  • lime wedges optional
  • ginger optional
  • mint leaves optional

Instructions

  • On the stove, keep a pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, keep all the ingredients ready for the recipe, if you haven't.  
  • Take 2 tsp of dried hibiscus flowers, which equals to 10 ml of the same (to be more accurate) and add it to the boiling water. You are free to add more or less of the hibiscus flowers, depending on how strong you want your tea to be. It's important to note here that hibiscus tea doesn't have caffeine, so adding a lot of it won't have an adverse effect on your health. 
  • Once the water is boiled, pour the water slowly and steadily into a teapot. Make sure you have worn mittens/gloves to protect your hands from any kind of burns. 
  • If you want to add caffeine to your tea, add a tea bag to the concoction. Allow it to steep for five minutes.  While you wait, the hibiscus flowers will give the water a somewhat sharp, zingy taste.  If you wish your tea to be strong, allow it to steep for more than 5 minutes.
  • Once done, pour the tea into your cup, using a metal strainer. If your teapot has an in-built filter, the process will be way easier. Some people like to chew the hibiscus petals and don't prefer to strain them. You can try that as well if you like.
  • Don't forget to add your preferred sweetener to the beverage. Try it with honey if you can, as it goes very well with the zestfully tart flavor of the tea. You can add sugar or stevia as well, depending on your choice. 

Notes

Organic hibiscus tisane herbal tea has a taste that is very similar to cranberry juice. You can also try adding spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, mint leaves, lemon wedges orĀ ginger depending on your taste. Hibiscus ginger tea is one of the popular flavors as it gives the tea both a balance of tartness (of the flower) and spiciness (of the ginger).