Ruby Red Romantic Herb Tea
- Thursday, 26 May 2011
This is a slightly tart and tasty drink that can be served either iced or hot in your most beautiful glasses or cups before, during or after a meal. Add fresh orange rind spirals or (organic) rose petals to the pitcher as a colorful and zesty decoration. As an exotic alternative, freeze the tea in ice cube trays to add to mixed drinks, sangria, white wine, ginger ale, or fruit punch. Dried hibiscus flowers can be found in the tea section of natural food or gourmet stores, or ordered online.
* 4 cups filtered water
* ¼ cup dried red hibiscus flowers
* 2 tablespoons lemongrass or lemon balm
* 2 tablespoons rose hips
* Peel of one organic orange, cut into slices
* Honey, to taste
In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the water to boil, then remove from heat. Add all ingredients except the honey. Cover and allow the mixture to steep for about 45 minutes or until deep red.
Strain, add the honey to taste, and stir to blend. Pour into your best medium-sized clear or cut-glass pitcher, chill for a couple of...