Buy dried hibiscus flowers, and buy them now. They are used all over the world as a beverage and I feel late to the party. I make a tea out of them here, but they are also great for popsicles á la agua de Jamaica. Ginger is added here to soothe the stomach.
Their color is even more fantastic when unleashed in water. I add Chia seeds to my leftover tea and place it in the fridge to have iced for breakfast.Wash your ginger well so that you can keep the skin on.Chia seeds work well with this when cold.I serve this tea hot at the end of dinner parties. It’s a soothing ending and people are normally done drinking, especially in LA where you have to drive home.
– 3 Tbsp. dried hibiscus flowers
– 2 Tbsp. sliced ginger
– Chia seeds (optional)
– 1 Meyer lemon (juiced)
1) Place dried hibiscus flowers and thinly sliced ginger into tea kettle. Pour boiling water in.
2) Let steep for 5 minutes, then add Meyer lemon juice. Steep for another 5 minutes.
3) Pour hot.
4) Let cool and bit and add to container with Chia seeds and shake.