cold brew hibiscus iced tea
My friends and I have decided that this is going to be the summer of iced tea. Not canned, artificially flavoured, high fructose corn syrup iced tea - REAL iced tea, made from scratch with pure ingredients. Why iced tea? It's easy to make, it's cold, it's inexpensive and it tastes amazing - that's why.
While I love a traditional black iced tea, this ruby red, cold brew hibiscus tea is a refreshing, caffeine free summer drink that, if left unsweetened, can replace a few of your 8-12 glasses of water per day. It is also cold brewed which means there is no boiling water involved. Just a minimum of effort and little time is all you need.
10 cups room temperature water
3 tbsp honey + 2 tbsp water (optional)
lemon, lime or orange slices
1. place hibiscus flowers or tea bags in a large pot or pitcher, and cover with 10 cups room temperature water.
2. place honey and 2 tbsp water in a small bowl and heat in microwave for 30-45 seconds until honey is runny and hot.
3. if using, add hot honey to tea mixture and place covered pot or pitcher in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
4. strain out flowers or tea bags and serve over ice with sliced citrus of your choice.