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

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 4 hibiscus tea bags

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Lemon wedges, for garnishing


  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.

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