How to Make Tea from Hibiscus Flowers
Hibiscus tea is a refreshing and flavorful drink full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and other essential nutrients. Making tea from hibiscus flowers is easy, and this guide will walk you through it step-by-step.
What You’ll Need
- Hibiscus flowers (dried or fresh)
- Tea strainer
- Boiling water
- Honey or other sweetener (optional)
- Gather your ingredients. Dried hibiscus flowers can be found at most health food stores, or you can use freshly-picked hibiscus flowers if you have them at hand. Make sure you’ve got a tea strainer and some boiling water to steep the tea.
- Prepare the flowers. If you’re using fresh hibiscus flowers, carefully remove the petals and discard the calyces. Dried hibiscus petals don’t need to be prepared.
- Place the flowers in a strainer. Place your hibiscus flowers in a tea strainer and steep in boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
- Strain. Once the desired steeping time is up, carefully remove the strainer and discard the flowers.
- Add sweetener (optional). To sweeten your tea, add a teaspoon of honey or other desired sweetener.
- Serve and enjoy! Pour the tea into cups and serve.
Making tea from hibiscus flowers is a simple and flavorful way to incorporate some essential nutrients into your diet. After following these steps, you should have a delicious cup of hibiscus tea!