Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe/ Jamaican Tea Recipe
Most of us would not have even thought that hibiscus can be consumed this way. But yes.. Hibiscus tea also known as Jamaican tea is very famous across the world (I think especially after its special place in the Starbucks menu) . In our country we offer hibiscus flowers to god..Plucking these flowers from garden early in the morning for pooja is a routine which you can see in many houses. if not we use it for our hair. But making a drink from hibiscus..even i was very hesitant to try it, but the lovely red colour of this drink somehow convinced me to make it. The taste and smell of this tea was so divine I just relished it to the core. It had such a pleasant aroma which will definitely tempt to make more. The magic transformation of the colour from purple to a deep red is what I enjoyed the most.
Hibiscus is one such flower which is packed with anti oxidants. It is rich in Vitamin C and it also helps in controlling blood pressure and sugar levels. I heard that these flowers are very good for people who are insomniac. At my home this tea was a big hit and I am sure you will love it too. Learn how to make this Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe/ Jamaican Tea with stepwise pics.
- 6 Hibiscus flowers
- 3-4 tsp Sugar or any sweetener of your choice
- 1 small lemon
- few Mint leaves
- Ice cubes
Pick some fresh flowers and wash if required. Remove the calyx(the green part) and the pistil(the central filament like thing) from the flower. We just need the petals for making the tea.
Take 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Once it is boiled switch off the flame and add the petals. Stir and let it be for 5 mins.
Now you can see that all the colour has gone into the water and the petals are turned pale. You can remove the petals now. Add your sweetener to this and let it cool.
Now squeeze your lemon into this purple colour drink. Stir it with spoon which gives you a nice red colour.
Add some ice cubes and mint leaves to your serving glass and pour the tea. Hibiscus iced tea is ready.
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