Juicy blueberries meet tart and vibrant hibiscus flowers in this refreshing iced tea. This recipe makes a small batch of tea, but doubles or triples easily.
Dried hibiscus flowers can be found in Latin markets or good tea shops. I get mine from TeaSource.
Blueberry Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
2 cups water, heated just to boiling
Lemon or lime slices
Natural sweetener, if desired
Add blueberries to a heatproof container. Use a muddler or spoon to gently break up blueberries. Add hibiscus flowers and heated water to container; steep, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Drain mixture; discard solids. Chill tea mixture for at least 1 hour. Serve over ice with lemon or lime slices and a few extra blueberries. Sweeten as desired.
Makes 2 cups
Tip: The best part of making your own tea is that you control the sweetness. If you enjoy drinking unsweetened iced tea, don’t add any sweetener.
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