Hibiscus tea freshly brewed, has the power to lower blood pressure and cholesterol to a marginal level. Its rich in antioxidants too. Stems are removed and the flower is boiled with other dried spices which gives a nice color and flavor to the tea. This can be made as hot as well as cold tea. This makes a perfect drink to keep ourselves warm in this winter. These gorgeous flowers are from my terrace garden. Its better to make use of fresh, edible flowers and leaves from our garden which are of great medicinal benefits.
10 nos – Fresh Hibiscus flowers
2 cups – Water
2 tbsp – Honey
1 no – Star anise
1 tsp – Black pepper
4 pods – Cardamom
1 tsp – Saunf
1 inch – Cinnamon stick
2 tbsp – Ginger, grated
1 tsp – Cloves
Rinse the flowers well. Remove the center part the stems and use the flowers.
In a large pan bring hibiscus flowers, water and all ingredients except honey to simmer in low heat for 10 – 15 minutes.
Use a sieve to strain out and transfer to a bowl. Add honey mix stir it and sip it hot.