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This hibiscus tea recipe is perfect for the season of ramadan but also during the summer. It is filled with mint, honey, lime and ice making for a cooling drink in the heat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill time 10 mins
Course Party, Celebration, High Tea, Iftar, Suhoor, Breakfast, Drinks, tea time, Brunch
Cuisine Egyptian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Small stock pot
  • Stirring spoon
  • Strainer
  • Tea pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Hibiscus flower petals
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 2 tbsp Honey or more
  • 5 tsp Lime juice
  • 10 Mint leaves
  • 1 piece Lemongrass

Garnish

  • Mint leaves
  • Lime slices

Instructions
 

  • In a small pot on medium heat add the water, hibiscus flower petals, honey, lime juice, mint leaves and lemon grass. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat and allow it to simmer for 5-8 mins.
  • Strain into a tea pot, add ice and let it cool down for 10 mins before serving. Pour into glasses, garnish with mint leaves and lime slices. Serve cold with some dates to break your fast.

Notes

  • The longer you brew the tea the stronger it will get.
  • I like serving this tea cold but you could serve it warm as well. I wouldn’t garnish it with mint leaves if serving hot.
  • Add as much honey or sweetener you need to make it sweet enough.