Cold Brewed Hibiscus Iced Tea
Makes 4 cups
Hibiscus flowers can be used to make a tart, floral almost cranberry-like infusion called Jamaica or Agua de Jamaica. High in iron and Vitamin C, you can often find this beverage at your local taqueria. It is also used medicinally in the Middle East and South and Central America and the Caribbean--as with any herbal tea, pregnant women or anyone with allergies or illnesses should consult their doctor before consuming.
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
4 cups filtered water
1 cinnamon stick
1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
To serve: orange slices and ice
1. In a quart-size mason jar, add all ingredients and fill to the brim. Put on the lid and shake. Store in the fridge for 4-24 hours. Strain and serve unsweetened with orange slices and ice in a tall glass.
*Note: You can add a little simple syrup or honey if you like it sweet. Can also combined with lemonade, iced tea, club soda or cocktail ingredients. Have fun!