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6/29/14

Iced Tea Days

Hibiscus Iced Tea
Dried Hibiscus Flowers
Hibiscus Iced Tea

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Summer has arrived in full force around here. Days have been hot and dry; so to keep cool I have been making lots of iced tea. My favorite is hibiscus iced tea known in spanish as "agua fresca de jamaica." It is absolutely delicious and its characteristic tangy flavor makes is super refreshing.  Also, I love the pretty ruby color.

Ingredients:
8 cups of water
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers (you can find it at hispanic supermarkets as "flor de jamaica")
Sugar to taste
Ice to serve

In a saucepan put the dried hibiscus flowers and 2 cups of water and bring to boil. Remove from heat, cover and let if cool for about 15 minutes. Transfer concentrate to a pitcher , you can strain it to remove the flowers or leave them. I prefer to leave them as they look beautiful at the bottom of the pitcher. Add remaining water and sweeten to taste. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Serve over ice.

Enjoy!

XX

Martha.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds so refreshing Martha, wonderful photos too!

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  2. Sounds delicious! I'll have to try it!

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    1. It is really good! Let me know if you try it.

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  3. I have no idea what that would taste like, but it sure looks good!

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  4. Wow! Interesting drink :) J.

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  5. Yum, that looks really good and refreshing!

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    1. Thanks Kristina! It is super refreshing. On the hot summer days I like to make ice pops and they are so good too.

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  6. Wow! That sounds absolutely amazing, I wonder if I can find the hibiscus here locally?! I will have to have a look, as I would love to try this!

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