Recipe: Hibiscus-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Posted on Apr 3 2012 - 1:22pm by Matt Kaludi

If you enjoy Earl Grey and hibiscus teas, then try this mash-up of the two. It’s simple to make, with stunning results, and can be served chilled as a not-too-sweet and non-alcoholic accompaniment to a meal.

Hibiscus-Earl Grey Iced Tea
Serves 8

2 quarts water (preferably filtered)
6 Earl Grey tea bags (or 6 teaspoons looseleaf tea in an infuser)
1/2 cup dried hibiscus blossoms

Combine all ingredients in a lidded jar or pitcher and refrigerate for at least two hours and overnight. A shorter brewing time yields a lighter drink, while a longer brewing time intensifies the color and flavor.

Strain and chill until ready to serve.

Some variations:
• Add other ingredients during the infusion, such as orange slices, a cinnamon stick, a couple of star anise pods, or a couple of thyme sprigs.
• Sweeten the brewed tea with simple syrup.
• Serve with a slice or twist of lime.

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