Hibiscus Tea

Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by Yvonne Smith, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Senior Staff
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    Jan 21, 2015
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    I have been reading about the health benefits of hibiscus tea, and I remember having some kind of tea that has hibiscus flower petals mixed in, and I inked that, so I ordered a bag of hibiscus flower petals (dried) from Amazon, and made my first hot tea today.
    It kind of reminds me of cranberry juice, and I think that I will enjoy it hot during the winter, and chilled with ice this summer.
    It can also be blended with other teas, like green or black teas, to give it a stronger tea flavor, and it adds a rich ruby red color when brewed.
    Since the flower petals (and also the leaves) are completely edible, the first thing that I did was put a few of the petals in the blender with water and blended them up to get the most flavor extracted for the tea, and then put the pan on the stove to heat up, and I left it to steep for about 5-10 minutes.

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  2. Betty Jones

    Betty Jones Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2017
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    my daughter drinks that tea all the time--she makes it into iced tea
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