An easy and refreshing summer drink with hibiscus flavoring…
One of my biggest peeves this vacation was that there was hardly any rain. Before we went home, there were heavy rains and I was hoping to have some nice and cozy days. Unfortunately, that thought dissipated after a week of rains. Till we came back, that is for almost a month, it was a total dry spell. I can’t shake off that thought, despite being back more than a week ago. How much does the climate affect us… Hehe… Anyway, I am looking at ways to get back to being more regular on the blog from now on, In Sha Allah… #forevertrying 😉
Since it is still hot over here, nothing is more in demand than something cold. I am not a fan of thick shakes, rather I prefer light and watery cold drinks, like iced tea or nannari sarbath. One of my recent favorites have been flavored cold teas, specifically hibiscus tea. I got a pack of hibiscus tea bags so that I can make myself a cold drink once in a while. All you need to remember is to brew a little early and keep it to cool completely. Otherwise, the whole process of making this drink is super simple. Along with the hibiscus tea bag, I used a teabag of forest fruit infusions, to add a more prominent red color to the drink. It also lends a little bit of its flavor. But this step is completely optional. Off to this simple recipe…
Iced Hibiscus Tea
- 1 teabag hibiscus tea
- 1 teabag forest fruits infusion optional
- 1/2 cup hot water
- cold water as needed
- Juice of one lemon
- Sweetener of choice I used honey
- ice as needed
- In a cup, put the tea bags, pour the hot water over it and allow it to seep for a couple of minutes. The more it sits, more the color - you can take out when you feel it is upto your taste.
- Allow the concoction to sit and cool completely.
- Divide equally into two tall glasses, add the lemon juice, sweetener and ice on top.
- Pour cold water till brim, give the drink a stir, enjoy immediately.