Hibiscus is one of my favorite tea ingredients. Not only does it have a vibrant fuscia color, but it a Hibiscus flowers have a tongue tying tartness you wouldn’t expect from a flower. There is a moment of anticipation after the first sip of an impending citrus bite to come in on the finish with the accompanying tartness, but instead your get subtle floral notes. Hibiscus tea is wild ride. I added rose to the hibiscus tea to accentuate the floral notes to create this hibiscus rose tea that is perfect for mixing into cocktails like the Women’s Equali-TEA.
This tea is concentrated, meant for adding into cocktails to add a lot of flavor. So if you are going to drink this on it’s own, add a bit of water to taste!
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 cups hibiscus flowers
- 3 tbsps organic dried rose buds or petals
In a saucepan, and water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the hibiscus and rose petals. Stir well. Let steep until cool. Strain out the flowers into a jar and store in the fridge for up to a month.