I have nothing against caffeine, my metabolism ;however, tells a different story. As much as I love my black teas, and lattes, and matcha, it does affect my sleep and sometimes my body is begging me to stop consuming so much caffeine. So I listened.
I created the most delicious, refreshing ice tea, and it has been on repeat because I just can’t get enough! There is a note to mention about the type of hibiscus tea you purchase. Most hibiscus teas are actually mixed with other flavors even though they say hibiscus tea, so be sure to check the ingredients if you want to taste this tea in the true form it was recipe tested on. I like to use this one, it is my absolute favorite! With that said, this tea is guaranteed to be a favorite when serving to friends and family. Your caffeine free friends will especially appreciate it!
If you don’t like the tart after taste the hibiscus tea normally has, you should still give this tea a try because the way I make it, that tartness flavor is almost non existent!
Lastly, a fun fact about pronunciation. Did you know that it is pronounced “HI-biscus” and not “HIB-iscus?” It took me a long time to figure that one out, all those baristas were to polite to correct me all those years. 😀 Anyways, with spring in the air and summer around the corner, this easy ice tea recipe is a must try!
|Prep Time: 10 minutes|
|Total Time: 12 minutes||Serves: 4 cups|
4 cups filtered water (divided)
2 hibiscus tea bags
5 tbsp organic sugar
3 tbsp rose water
Optional– Peeled fresh ginger (about 2 inches thick)
1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and place into a heatproof mug.
2. Add sugar and teabags and stir. Set aside to steep for 10 minutes.
3. Squeeze liquid out from tea bags with a spoon or your hand.
4. Add rose water and stir. *Optional Add peeled fresh ginger.
5. Add to a carafe large enough to fit about 4 cups of water.
6. Pour 3 cups of cold water into the carafe and serve chilled over ice.
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