If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy (caffeine-free) drink, this is it. This brightly colored cold brew hibiscus tea is a nutritional powerhouse and bursting with antioxidants.
- Two tablespoons of pure dried hibiscus or one organic hibiscus tea bag
- 400 ml filtered water
- Optional (and personal):
- One tablespoon of date paste (hibiscus tea is tart when unsweetened)
- A splash of lemon or lime juice (I used the juice of half a lime)
- A few cloves (discard when you serve the tea)
- A few mint leaves (discard when you serve the tea)
- A cinnamon stick (discard when you serve the tea)
- A little piece of fresh ginger (discard when you serve the tea)
- Pour 400 ml water in a bottle and add the other ingredients. Add additional spices and herbs, as desired. Cover the bottle and let chill in the fridge overnight or at least a few hours. I wouldn’t recommend more than 24 hours because it may get too bitter. When the tea is brewed it will turn a beautiful deep dark ruby red color.
- Take out the tea bag or if you use dried leaves discard the dried hibiscus. Shake and enjoy.
If you don’t want to add any sweetener cinnamon and lime are a great way to take away the tartness of hibiscus tea. Hibiscus tea lasts up to a week in the fridge.