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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.

  • Servings: 8
Hibiscus-and-Ginger Iced Tea

Source: MSL Cookbook Vol. 2; The New Classics

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced, peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges, for garnishing

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Reviews (1)

  • CherylHeartsMartha 6 Jun, 2008

    This is truly one of the most refreshing and delicious teas I've ever made. It is a huge hit with everyone who drinks it. The flavor of the hibiscus tea is wonderfully complemented by the savory sweetness of the ginger syrup. I use Tazo brand Passion tea which has hibiscus flowers in addition to other herbs and it is perfect for this recipe. Straight hibiscus tea also works wonderfully.

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