Introduction: Hibiscus Tea With Fresh Flowers and Honey

About: I am a retired Science Teacher for Higher Secondary Education. Now spend my time on Gardening and other hobbies

People make Hibiscus tea with dried flower petals bought from stores or stored in containers. But Hibiscus tea can be made from fresh flowers also. If you have a Hibiscus plant at home, you can harvest the matured flowers and make tea whenever yo like. Red colored Hibiscus flowers are mostly preferred for making tea

In this instructable I will show you how to make hibiscus tea with fresh flowers with honey

Step 1: Harvest Flowers

Harvest five to six fresh Hibiscus flowers from the plant. The matured flowers will show signs of curling at the edges and small change in color from red to dark. You can make about 2 to 3 cups of tea from these flowers

Step 2: Clean the Flowers

  • First remove any leaves, stem and seed pods from the flowers
  • Separate the petals and keep aside

Step 3: Other Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 teaspoons of Honey
  • A small piece of Cinnamon stick
  • A small piece of dried Ginger
  • 2 to 3 Black Pepper corns
  • 1 piece of clove

Step 4: Crush Ingredients to Powder

  • Take all these ingredients like cinnamon, dried ginger, Black pepper corns and clove in a mortar and pestle and lightly crush them

Step 5: Boil Hibiscus Petals

  • Rinse the Hibiscus petals in clean water and transfer to a pot for boiling
  • Add enough water for making 2 to 3 cups of tea. Do not add too much water
  • Add crushed ingredients to water and start boiling

Step 6: Filter the Hibiscus Tea

  • Once the water starts to boil, keep it on stove for another five to six minutes. You need not boil the petals more than that. Within this time all essence from the flowers will get into the boiling water and the petals will change light in color
  • Using a Tea filter, filter out the Tea and discard the remains

Step 7: Add Honey and Serve

  • Transfer the hot tea to serving glasses
  • Add honey to each glass of tea and mix well
  • Garnish each glass with a fresh mint leaf and serve hot

Enjoy your Hibiscus tea made from fresh flowers with honey

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