I started making hibiscus tea concentrate to aid in the healing of my adrenals. It’s rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants plus wonderfully refreshing. (please note, I’ve read some not-so-nice things about this tea and pregnancy, so please check with your doctor if you are pregnant before drinking.)
I enjoy very bold flavors so the concentrated form allows me to make a good strong glass while making others in our home a more diluted versio
1. Organic hibiscus tea flowers. My local grocery store carries them in bulk, but as much as I’m making, Amazon has the better price so I’ll be switching soon.
2.Organic raw sugar
3. (optional) Juice of half a lime, fresh ginger, organic orange peel, organic lemon peel, and/or other fruit teas like raspberry, blueberry, etc…
Boil 2 cups of filtered water. Remove from heat. Add one cup of hibiscus leaves plus any of the optional items. (The lime juice and ginger are a must-have for me!)
Cover and let the tea steep for 30 minutes (which simply means let it sit there.)
Filter the concentrate into a bowl and add sugar (I use about 3/4 cup. I don’t like really sweet drinks.) Dissolve the sugar then pour the concentrate into a container and refrigerate.
To drink: use one cup of concentrate to one cup of filtered water. Remember, I like mine strong, so if it’s overwhelming to your taste buds, add more water until it’s pleasant to your tastebuds!