Easy Hibiscus Lime Tea

A couple cold glasses of hibiscus lime tea.

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!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers

  • 6 cups water

  • 2-3 limes

  • 1/4 cup agave (or more if you like it sweeter)

  • sprigs of fresh mint (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Refreshing and tangy hibscius lime tea.