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Hibiscus TeaToday we have a delicious and refreshing drink recipe.

Hibiscus tea is becoming more popular and is very easy to make.

The flowers of the Hibiscus plant are beautiful to look at and make a tasty beverage. See precautions below.

How to Make Hibiscus Tea

Precautions

As with anything consuming large quantities of Hibiscus tea may be harmful. Pregnant and nursing women should avoid Hibiscus tea. Those with blood pressure issues should talk to their doctor before trying Hibiscus tea. Studies have shown Hibiscus tea to have a blood pressure lowering effect. We are not here to give medical advice, so talk to your doctor.

Also if harvesting flowers yourself, be 100% sure you have the right plant. Also harvest only organic flowers, not from a plant that has been sprayed with pesticides.

How to Make Hibiscus Tea

  • One or more Hibiscus flowers, fresh is best if you can get them. Rinse the flower gently  to remove any dust or dirt.Otherwise you can find dried flowers at the store or online.
  • Slice of lime
  • Stevia or sweetener of choice, such as honey.
  • Hot, not boiling water.

First heat up your water. Place the Hibiscus flower(s) in a coffee mug or glass. Pour the hot water over the flower.  Cover to retain heat and let it steep about 10 minutes. A tad longer if using dried flowers. Remove the flower. Squeeze a slice of lime into the water. You will notice the beverage turns a nice pink color.  Add your sweetener. Drink it warm, or if you like iced tea, cool it down in the frig and add some ice cubes. Enjoy!!

 

 

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