Hibiscus & Rose Water Iced Tea with Mint and Grapefruit

super easy

This glorious weather we’ve been having in Ireland calls for some homemade iced tea! I have been buying hibiscus flowers in the health store in Mitchelstown every few weeks – as it’s a great way to reduce high blood pressure – but I haven’t come across it in supermarkets yet unfortunately. That being said, I recently bought a mini cookbook with some great drinks in it and saw hibiscus being combined with rose water and thought it was a great base for an iced tea.

I’m personally not a big fan of grapefruit as it’s just too bitter for me but I read that it’s a great way to balance sweet cocktails or iced teas. So I highly recommend putting a slice into your drink just to tone down the sweetness.

Hibiscus & Rose Water Iced Tea with Mint and Grapefruit

Hibiscus & Rose Water Iced Tea with Mint and Grapefruit

 

Ingredients

Serves: 4

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2tea bags earl grey
1l water
3tablespoons hibiscus flowers I found mine in Horan's Health Stores and have never found them in a supermarket.
4tablespoons rose water
3tablespoons honey
1 grapefruit
5twigs fresh mint
ice cubes

Directions

1.
Boil water
Steep the tea bags in the water along with the hibiscus flowers. Leave the tea bags in for 3-4 minutes, leave the hibiscus in for an extra minute.
Take the tea bags out and sieve the tea to remove the hibiscus flowers. Add the honey.
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2.
Leave the tea to cool down completely.
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3.
Add the mint and rose water.
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4.
Slice up the grapefruit.
Right before serving, crush some ice and add it to the glass first, then add the tea and finish off with some fresh mint and a quarter of a grapefruit slice.
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