If you have never had an ice cold glass of hibiscus tea, well then you are missing out my friend. It is so refreshing, and tangy, and I adore it. It is almost fruity and not nearly as floral as I would have expected. You can find dried hibiscus flowers at Mexican markets or online, and as a bonus, its pretty inexpensive! You might find it labeled “Agua de Jamaica”, if you are looking in the Mexican market - just as a tip. Hibiscus tea is full of vitamin C and antioxidants, among other heath benefits! So this summer change up your tea game and mix yourself a batch of this delicious, refreshing hibiscus lime tea. Cheers, y’all!
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
6 cups water
1/4 cup agave (or more if you like it sweeter)
sprigs of fresh mint (optional)
Bring 2 cups of water, along with dried hibiscus flowers, to a boil in a small pot. Let it boil for a few minuets then remove from heat, and let steep for about 15 minutes.
Pour the liquid through a sieve or colander over a tea pitcher to catch the flowers. Add 4 more cups of water to the pitcher.
Juice 2 limes and add to the tea along with agave and stir. You can toss a few sprigs of mint in as well if you like.
Serve over ice. and garnish with lime wedges and fresh mint.