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Hibiscus Tea Concentrate


  • Author: Patty
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

An easy to prepare concentrate that allows for a variety of beverages.  Hibiscus tea is great just as is. Its clean, tart profile is a perfect thirst quencher on hot summer days.  Or add sweeteners (simple syrups, Stevia, honey, maple syrup), club soda, white wine, fruit to add complexity to the flavor.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Bring water to boil.
  2. Turn off heat.
  3. Add hibiscus, pushing flowers into water.
  4. Let tea steep for 1 or more hour or refrigerate overnight.  The longer it steeps, the more hibiscus flavor is infused into the liquid.

To use: Add equal amounts water and concentrate to a glass or pitcher.  Add ice to chill.

Notes

Agua de Jamaica: Make simple syrup of 1 cup water to 1 cup sugar with 1 cinnamon stick, 1 slice ginger (fresh or dried ginger root slices), 2 allspice berries, simmered until sugar is dissolved.  Strain spices out of syrup.   Use syrup to sweeten and flavor tea.

Hibiscus Spritzer: Add club soda and/or white wine to concentrate (use equal amount or per own taste preference).  Sweeten with simple syrup.

Hibiscus Sangria: This is an easy recipe to “play” with.  Add and substitute your favorites. 4 cups Hibiscus concentrate, 2 cups water, 3/4 cups chopped fruit of choice (mango, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, pineapple), 1/2 cup dark rum, 1 -2 cups simple syrup per taste. Add all ingredients into a large pitcher.  Place in refrigerator overnight to allow flavors to permeate the beverage.

Hibiscus Cinnamon Tea: Equal parts Sri Lanka Cinnamon Tea, Hibiscus Concentrate and water.

  • Category: Beverages