2 tbsp dried hibiscus flowers
2 tbsp honey
750ml boiling water
iced cubes, to serve
fresh mint, to serve

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Hibiscus Iced Tea (Chai Karkadi)


Hibiscus flowers were traditionally used as a medicine. They’re full of vitamin C and antioxidants and are said to lower blood pressure. On top of that, this tea tastes great – and that’s all the reason we need to share the recipe with you.

This can be drunk as hot tea or iced. You could even add a bit of vodka to make it a cocktail.

Put the flowers and honey in a measuring jug, pour in the boiling water and leave to cool.

Strain the drink, discarding all the flowers, then serve the tea over ice with a sprig of fresh mint.