How to make Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea is a refreshing beverage that has a tart, cranberry-like flavor and vibrant ruby-red color. First of all, let’s go over what you’ll need:
- 2 teaspoons hibiscus flower or tea
- 1 cup of boiling water
- Optional: sweetener such as sugar, honey, or stevia
Once you have collected your ingredients, it’s time to make the tea. Here’s what to do:
- Add the hibiscus to a mug. You can use either loose-leaf or pre-bagged tea. If you are using loose leaf, add 2 teaspoons of it to the mug.
- Pour the boiling water over the hibiscus. Make sure the boiling water is hot, but not boiling. This will help to extract the flavor and color of the hibiscus.
- Steep for 5 minutes. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes, or until the water takes on a deep ruby color.
- Strain the tea. If you used loose-leaf tea, you will want to strain out the tea leaves before drinking. If you used pre-bagged tea, you can leave them in the bottom of the mug.
- Add a sweetener if desired. You can add sugar, honey, stevia, or any other sugar-like sweetener if you would like to sweeten the tea.
- Enjoy. Let your tea cool for a few minutes before sipping and enjoy. You can also add ice to make a cold hibiscus tea.
And that’s it! You now have a delicious and refreshing hibiscus tea. So grab a mug and get to brewing, and enjoy this tasty beverage.