Hibiscus-and-Ginger Iced Tea
If any drink was made for leisurely back-porch sipping, it's iced tea. Our version is brewed from zesty hibiscus tea, which is made from coppery-red hibiscus leaves and is naturally caffeine free. Ginger syrup and fresh lemon juice add layers of flavor.
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced, peeled fresh ginger
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 hibiscus tea bags
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Lemon wedges, for garnishing
Put 4 cups water, ginger, and sugar into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; add 4 hibiscus tea bags. Cover, and let steep 15 minutes.
Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl set in an ice-water bath. Let cool. Stir in 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Serve over crushed ice, and garnish with lemon wedges.
SourceMSL Cookbook Vol. 2; The New Classics