This delicious hibiscus iced tea with lemon recipe is perfect for a hot day. It’s easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.
What sparked this recipe today is that my girlfriend and I were chatting about how she switched from drinking coffee to now only drinking loose tea leaves tea. She no longer purchases the packaged teas sold in the stores because loose tea leaves taste much better than commercially packaged ones. One of my favorite tea leaves is hibiscus leaves. However, as a coffee lover, I couldn’t see myself switching cold turkey.
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day than an icy glass of hibiscus iced tea with lemon. This drink will satisfy your summertime thirst with its bright pink color and tart flavor. Hibiscus is a delicious flower used for centuries in many different types of beverages. It’s rich in antioxidants and has naturally sweet notes that pair perfectly with the sourness of lemon juice.
The combination of hibiscus and lemon will leave you feeling energized and revitalized during the dog days of summer. The high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants make this drink a healthy choice for keeping cool. Plus, it can easily be made at home from fresh ingredients in just minutes! It’s a great way to hydrate without consuming sugary sodas or energy drinks.
All you need to do is steep dried hibiscus petals in boiling water for about 10 minutes before adding simple syrup, or you can also use freshly squeezed lemon juice. Once chilled, enjoy your delicious hibiscus iced tea with a splash of ice cubes and a garnish of mint leaves or citrus slices for added flavor.
If you enjoy teas, this hibiscus iced tea with lemon is just the tea you need. Grab the recipe below.
Hibiscus Iced Tea With Lemon
Prep time: 60 minutes
Total time: 75 minutes
1 tbsp hibiscus leaves
6 cups of hot water
2 tbsp simple syrup
6 cups of ice
- Brew tea for 10 minutes by mixing the hibiscus leaves with hot water. Let steep. Let cool for 25 minutes.
- Add simple syrup.
- Pour over ice.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon and mint leaves
Enjoying a glass of hibiscus iced tea with lemon on a hot summer day is an excellent way to relax and stay cool while nourishing your body with healthy nutrients at the same time! I can guarantee that this hibiscus iced tea with lemon recipe is sure to become your new favorite iced tea.