Hibiscus Tea Recipe

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink.  Besides the delicious refreshing taste of this fruit infused tea, drinking hibiscus tea provides a number of health benefits. 

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink

HIBISCUS FLOWER TEA

Hibiscus Tea is an herbal tea that has a slightly tart flavor similar to cranberries and packs a big nutritional punch.   

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink

I personally prefer tea over coffee.   I don’t think I’ve ever met a tea that I didn’t like.  Hot or iced – I love tea.  This hibiscus tea is great hot or cold, but my preference for this hibiscus tea is to drink it chilled.  This hibiscus iced tea is one of my favorites!  Tall glass.  Lots of ice.  A straw.  And a tall pitcher in the refrigerator for refills!

WHERE TO BUY HIBISCUS TEA

You should be able to find the loose dried hibiscus flowers either in the bulk section or packaged tea section at your local health food store.  

COLD BREW HIBISCUS TEA RECIPE

This berry hibiscus tea has a delicious blend of hibiscus and berry flavors.  

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

HOW TO MAKE HIBISCUS TEA

This is a cold brew hibiscus tea that’s so easy to make.  You can make it in the evening so it’ll be ready for you to enjoy the next day.

  1. Combine the water, dried hibiscus flowers and berries in a pitcher or lidded jar.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.  Steep longer (up to 12 hours) for a deeper tasting tea.
  3. Strain into a second pitcher.  Sweeten with raw honey (if desired).
  4. Garnish with mint leaves.
  5. Serve over ice.
  6. Keep refrigerated.

If the tea is too strong, just dilute with a little water.

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink

HOW TO COLD BREW TEA

Make your favorite cold brew iced tea with these easy instructions. 

  1. Add 10 teabags or 5 tablespoons tea leaves (loose tea) to a pitcher.
  2. Pour 6-8 cups of water (filtered or spring water) over the tea.  
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.  Steep longer (up to 12 hours) for a deeper tasting tea.

To make fruit infused tea just add lemon, lime, berries or any fruit you like while the tea chills in the refrigerator.

If the tea is too strong, just dilute it with more water.

HIBISCUS TEA CAFFEINE

You may be wondering… does hibiscus tea have caffeine?  The answer to that is “no”.  Hibiscus tea is naturally caffeine-free.

HIBISCUS TEA WEIGHT LOSS

Hibiscus tea is not only caffeine-free, but it is calorie-free as well. This great tasting tea contains zero calories, so it’s a perfect drink to add to your daily wellness and weight-loss plan.  

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink

HIBISCUS TEA BLOOD PRESSURE

Does hibiscus tea lower blood pressure? 

Hibiscus tea gets its bright color from a polyphenol called anthocyanins.  Polyphenols act as antioxidants by protecting cells against damage caused by free radicals.  Polyphenols help to lower inflammation and aids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and it may have a role in the prevention of diabetes mellitus.  (1)

The use of hibiscus tea for blood pressure is widespread across the world as a treatment for hypertension and hyperlipidemia.  According to some studies, daily consumption of hibiscus tea decreases both systolic and diastolic blood pressure (however, evidence from controlled trials have not been conclusive), and consuming hibiscus tea may also increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind). (2) (3)

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink

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Besides tasting great, this refreshing cold brew hibiscus tea

  • Is a rich source of rich vitamin C
  • Rich with antioxidants and polyphenols
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Acts as a natural diuretic
  • May lower blood pressure 
  • Potentially elevates HDL cholesterol (the good kind) 
  • May help to regulate blood sugar levels

MORE ICED TEA RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

Antioxidant Rich Blueberry Green Tea

Fruit Infused Turmeric Tea

Iced Orange Ginger Green Tea

 

This website is intended to give you information about healthy eating based on information provided from various sources. I am not a doctor and information on this website should not be considered medical advice.

Hibiscus Tea
Yield: 4 servings

Hibiscus Tea

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes

This Hibiscus Tea Recipe combines dried hibiscus flowers, a mix of fresh organic berries and water to create a thirst-quenching drink.  Besides the delicious refreshing taste of this fruit infused tea, drinking hibiscus tea provides a number of health benefits. 

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Combine the water, dried hibiscus flowers and berries in a pitcher or lidded jar.

Place in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.  Steep longer (up to 12 hours) for a deeper tasting tea.

Strain into a second pitcher.  Sweeten with raw honey (if desired).

Garnish with mint leaves.

Serve over ice.

Keep refrigerated.

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