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Spiced Hibiscus Blossom Tea

  • Prep Time: 24-48 hours (inactive)
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4

A wholesome, sweet, and eye-catching non-alcoholic refreshment to be enjoyed by all!


Ingredients

3 quarts water
1 c. turbinado or raw sugar
2 c. (2 oz.) dried sorrel (Hibiscus Flowers or Tea)
¼ c. grated fresh ginger
Zest of 1 whole orange
Zest of 1 whole lemon
1 cinnamon stick
¼ tsp. whole cloves
15 grains of rice (optional)
Ice cubes

 

To Prepare

Use a vegetable peeler to zest orange and lemon, then set aside. In a large saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once fully dissolved, remove from heat and add the hibiscus, ginger, orange and lemon zest, cinnamon, and cloves. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours, covered. Then strain the beverage into large bowl and discard the solids.

Pour into a large pitcher, add the ice cubes, and let stand until well chilled.

 

Source: Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays by Eric Copage

To Serve

Serve in tall, ice-filled glasses, garnished with orange or lemon slices.



Eddie's Recipe Tip:

If desired, add the rice grains and let the beverage stand for another 24 hours to allow for slight fermentation.