Hello friends a recent drive had us stopping at a house with a beautiful Hibiscus bush! In full bloom, gorgeous tropical looking flowers, just lovely!
We’ve been looking for a bush to plant on the side of the cottage shed. I was thinking of adding another lilac bush, or another viburnum bush. I didn’t think hibiscus could grow here in Utah. But the beautiful bush dares to contradict.
So we are on a quest my friends ( smile). It may be too late to find one ready to plant. But we are going to try. Even if we have to start with a seed, we’re patient.
All this hibiscus business had me thinking about hibiscus tea. Have you had it? It’s very exotic. ( smile).
** Many herbal teas, including hibiscus tea, may interfere with certain medications, or may cause an allergic reaction. Please, consult your health care provider before consuming**
How to Make Hibiscus Tea
Remove the petals and wash away any debris, pat gently with a cloth or paper towel to dry.
Boil water in a tea kettle (or a pot)
Put the hibiscus flowers into a tea leaf infuser
Put the infuser in the teapot (if you don’t have an infuser you can put the flowers into the teapot, but strain them out of the tea before serving.)
Pour boiling water over the infuser and fill the teapot.
Cover the teapot with a lid and let steep for 10 minutes
Taa Da.. Hibiscus tea!