Strawberry-Hibiscus Iced Tea

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To me, nothing says spring like floral flavors. The weather’s getting warmer, things are at least starting to bloom, it’s finally comfortable to sit outside again (when it’s not raining, anyway)… It’s a time that begs for simple, refreshing flavors.

Me, I’m a beverage addict. I struggle to drink plain old water unless I’m actually parched (in which case, there’s nothing better in the world). So I experiment with a huge variety of teas, kefirs, coffee substitutes, and other tasty drinks.

My latest kick is hibiscus. The flavor is unique and the color is absolutely gorgeous. In this Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea, hibiscus meets its perfect match with tart strawberries, invigorating mint, and just a tad of honey (you can use more or less to taste, of course).

You can also use two bags each of hibiscus and mint tea (or four bags of a pre-made hibiscus-mint tea) if you can’t get the dried components on their own. Serve over ice, garnish with fresh mint and sliced strawberries, and sit back and enjoy the moment. This makes a wonderful brunch drink!

Strawberry-Hibiscus Iced Tea
 
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Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 cups water
  • 1½ tbsp dried mint
  • 1½ tbsp dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Ice, to serve
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to a boil and combine the mint and hibiscus in a tea ball.
  2. In a large pitcher or tea pot, pour the water over the tea ball and steep for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea ball and discard its contents. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature, then chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer 1 cup of the tea to a blender and add the strawberries, lemon juice, and honey. Puree until smooth, then stir back into the tea.
  5. Serve over ice.

 

About Christina Feindel

Christina Feindel came to the AIP after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, Celiac, and Interstitial Cystitis in her early twenties after more than a decade of declining health. As her degenerative and debilitating symptoms began disappearing, Christina began sharing recipes and experiences at A Clean Plate and is now the author of several healthy e-books. Christina believes that good, healthy food should be accessible and appealing to anyone on any budget, with any amount of time, and with the bare minimum of ingredients. She also believes that any illness can be improved or even eliminated by starting with a clean plate. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

1 comment

  • JACKIE HOGAN says

    Hi! This looks lovely. Where do you find dried mint leaves? Thanks!

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