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My Current Iced Herbal Tea Recipe
This month I’ve been experimenting more with hibiscus tea. It’s tart and colorful and perfect for mixing with other herbs. Or add to lime and honey to make a refreshing summer drink.
My mother loathes iced tea, so I’ve been mixing it up a bit, and currently, she’s drinking hibiscus, chamomile, and linden.
First, I make a large batch for her. After she gets a cup or two, I pour the rest in a mason jar, which she leaves on the counter and drinks throughout the day. Once it cools and she loses interest, I put it in the refrigerator, and my sister adds it to lime seltzer and ice later on.
My current ratios depend on the container I use, but I try to keep it around 1-1.5 teaspoons per cup of water.
- 1 Tablespoon dried hibiscus
- 1 Tablespoon dried chamomile
- 1 Tablespoon dried linden
- 2 quarts of water
Let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Strain and serve with honey if drinking hot.
Say hello or share your favorite iced herbal tea blends below!