What is karkade tea?
Karkade tea is how hibiscus tea is known in Egypt.
Hibiscus Tea Recipe
Would you like to relieve your tiredness with a warm, refreshing tea tonight? Below is the hibiscus tea recipe for you. So easy and soothing!
Etiketler: Hibiscus tea
Hibiscus is a flowering plant with hundreds of different types. It is cultivated in almost all tropical and subtropical regions. The most common type of hibiscus is hibiscus sabdariffa, also known as roselle, and hibiscus tea is made from the fresh or dried version of this type.
Hibiscus tea has been used for decorative, culinary, and medicinal purposes for centuries. People have used hibiscus tea to treat liver and stomach diseases, lower blood pressure, reduce bacteria and cancer cells, support heart health, and promote weight loss.
Hibiscus tea has a sweet-sour taste similar to the dog rose tea and is mostly drunk without adding any sweetener. It is also easy on the eye with its beautiful deep-red color.
Hibiscus tea is traditionally brewed using a single teapot. However, the recipe below describes how to make hibiscus tea using a double tea kettle. Making hibiscus tea in a double tea kettle yields more flavorful tea that is warmer for a longer time than traditional single teapot brewing. You can refer to our related blog following this link to learn more about the different tea brewing methods in the world.
Now, let’s move on to the hibiscus tea recipe below and enjoy it with your loved ones!
¼ cup dried or 1 cup fresh hibiscus flowers
10 cups water, filtered or bottled, if tap water is of poor quality
Some sugar or honey for sweetening (optional - to be added to the teacup)
Some drops of lemon juice (optional - to be added to the teacup)
Add the water to the lower kettle and boil it on the stove.
Once the water is boiled, add hibiscus flowers to the upper teapot and pour almost 4 cups of boiled water over it. If your teapot is larger and you would like to make more tea, increase the amount of hibiscus flowers proportionally.
Add more water into the lower kettle, put it again on the stove to boil, and place the upper teapot over it, closing its lid.
Once the water is boiled, wait 10 minutes for the hibiscus flowers to release all their flavors into the water. You can check whether the hibiscus tea is brewed sufficiently by opening the lid and observing the flowers. If they have sunk to the bottom, the hibiscus tea is ready to drink. If not, wait some more.
Once hibiscus tea is ready, prepare the tea cups. Pour the hibiscus infusion in the upper teapot into the cups. If you like to have lighter hibiscus tea, you can pour the infusion halfway and then add boiled water to it from the lower kettle.
Your hibiscus tea is ready.
Serve it to your loved ones and enjoy!
RECIPE NOTES FOR HIBISCUS TEA:
To make iced hibiscus tea, also known as agua de Jamaica, let the brewed hibiscus tea above cool down in the fridge. Then, add ice cubes to a tall glass and pour chilled hibiscus infusion over the ice cubes. Your agua de Jamaica is ready as soon as you put a straw in it.
You can also make cold brew hibiscus tea by adding the hibiscus flowers mentioned above and 4 cups of water into a teapot or carafe and placing it in a refrigerator overnight. Your cold brew hibiscus tea will be ready in the morning. Drink it with or without ice cubes. You can also add some lemon juice.
HOW TO SERVE HIBISCUS TEA:
You can serve hibiscus tea in a regular teacup or coffee mug. However, it is better to prefer a glass cup to enjoy its beautiful color while drinking.