1/2-2/3cupsugaror 1/3-1/2 cup honey. Can be reduced or omitted*
1orangezest + juice, not white rind
Make the hibiscus syrup: add 2 cups water, dried hibiscus flowers, orange juice + zest (avoiding the white rind) and sugar to a medium saucepan. Bring it up to a boil and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Let it cool to room temperature.
Sieve the flowers: Once cooled, pour the hibiscus syrup through a sieve. Add juice of half a lime juice. Mix with the remaining 4 cups of water.
Serve it cold: After adding the lime juice and more water, let it cool in the fridge. Or if you’re impatient, add a few ice cubes to a glass and pour yourself a glass of delicious hibiscus tea.
Serve it hot: Run it through a sieve when it’s still rather hot. Add lime juice and hot water and serve right away.
* To get full potential out of the health benefits, adding sugar won’t help. It will still be hibiscus with all it’s amazing health benefits, but it will also obviously contain sugar which isn’t good for your body, although it will taste terrific. Honey is a golden middle ground here. It will still be sweet and sugary, but also contains some nutrients. If you use honey, you can add it to the hibiscus tea after it has steeped for 20 minutes and cooled a little.[nutrition-label id=8909]Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.
Find the recipe here: https://gingerwithspice.com/hibiscus-tea-recipe-health-benefits/