Hibiscus and mint tea
Hibiscus and mint tea is definitely one of my favorite teas. Hibiscus makes a beautiful ruby red tea which is slightly tart with a sweet aftertaste. Peppermint is soothing and comforting. I make every morning in a large teapot and drink throughout the day. You can enjoy as hot, room temperature and iced tea. It is naturally caffeine-free so you can enjoy it anytime.
What is hibiscus tea and its health benefits
Hibiscus tea is a refreshing fruity fragrant tea made out of Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers.
Hibiscus tea is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants which are molecules that help fight compounds called free radicals, which cause damage to your cells.
It may help:
lower blood pressure
prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms
What is mint tea and its health benefits
There are variety of mint that you can use to make tea but I use peppermint for this recipe. Peppermint tea is also widely available compare to other mint teas, such as lemon balm and apple mint.
Peppermint Mentha × piperita is in the mint family that is a cross between watermint and spearmint.
Peppermint tea may help:
relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion
act as a muscle relaxant and ease pain for headaches and menstrual cramp
fight clogged sinuses due to infections, the common cold and allergies
Hibiscus and mint tea is naturally caffein-free so you can enjoy anytime of the day!
2 tablespoons loose peppermint tea
1 tablespoon loose hibiscus tea
1 liter - about 4 cups water
a few slices of ginger
Heat up water to 200F
Combine peppermint, hibiscus and ginger with water in a teapot
Steep for 5 to 10 minutes depending on your preference
You can add elderberry syrup, lemon and honey if you like