Mixed Berry & Hibiscus Sun Tea

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This Mixed Berry Hibiscus Sun Tea combines a mix of berries, dried hibiscus, water and sunshine to create a thirst-quenching summer drink.

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This Mixed Berry Hibiscus Sun Tea is a natural and refreshing summertime drink.

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What would summer be without sipping on a tall glass of ice cold berry sun tea!?  This sun tea is simple to make.  And it’s loaded with fruity flavor and immune boosting antioxidants.

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If you’ve never made sun brewed tea before – it’s super simple.  All of the ingredients are put in a glass container, then set outside in the direct sunlight for a few hours.  You can use any of your favorite combo of fruits and loose leaf tea (or herbs).

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This Hibiscus tea is made as an infusion from a blend of berries and rich crimson colored Hibiscus flower.  The flavor is a little tart and cranberry like.  This mix of berries and Hibiscus flavors is a great combo of infused flavors.    Just sweeten with a little drizzle of raw honey for a little added sweetness to tame the tart flavor.

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The health benefits of Hibiscus tea include lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, it’s rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants giving a good boost to your immune system.  It also has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a natural diuretic.

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You can find the dried hibiscus is most health food stores.  The price tag can be a little steep, but we’re only using a couple of tablespoons – so it will not be expensive to make.

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This easy sun tea recipe captures the essence of summer with bright fruity flavors.mixed-berry-hibiscus-sun-teaEnjoy!  And stay hydrated friends!!

~ Deb

Hibiscus Sun Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 liters of water (distilled or mountain spring)
  • 2 cups fresh berries (mix of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry)
  • 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus
  • mint leaves for garnish, if desired
  • sweeten with honey, if desired

Directions:

  1. Combine the water, berries and dried hibiscus in a lidded jar.
  2. Place in the sun for 1–3 hours.
  3. Shake vigorously every 30 minutes or so.
  4. Strain into a pitcher.  Sweeten with raw honey (if desired).
  5. Garnish with mint leaves.
  6. Serve over ice.
  7. Keep refrigerated.

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