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THIS SUMMER'S FAVORITE ICED TEA BLENDS
The perfect pick-me-up with black tea, currants, elderberry, and hibiscus.
A customer favorite - this super cooling herbal blend contains hibiscus, lemongrass, lemon peel, and a touch of spearmint.
A touch of fruit gives this Gunpowder green tea a delightful natural sweetness.
Note: Did you know 'Gunpowder' green tea refers to its style - leaves are rolled into gunpowder-esque ball shapes that expand when steeped for a burst of flavor.
A sweet, fruity tisane - this one is all flowers and berries - kids love it, too!
These and many more are available in our Sugar Loaf, NY shop or Online.
hydrating, nourishing, flavorful
Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers are naturally caffeine free and contain Vitamin C and electrolytes. The tartness and bright red color of the flowers, in addition to its health benefits, make it perfect for iced tea and a wonderful addition to green or black teas.
Hibiscus mixes well with herbs such as lemongrass, peppermint, and spearmint. We recommend getting creative and adding fresh basil or rosemary from your garden. For a caffeinated ice teas, add some hibiscus flowers (dried) to your green or black teas. Contrary to its color, the flavor is actually quite lemony.
Hibiscus tea can also be mixed with lemonade, cranberry juice or sparkling water and makes a nice addition to your favorite cocktail.
To make a simple tea of Hibiscus flowers:
Pour 1 cup of boiled water over 2 tsp. of dried flowers.
Cover and steep at least 10 minutes (longer for a stronger, more concentrated brew).
Strain then sweeten if you desire and enjoy hot or put it on ice.
Store a batch in the refrigerator if you would like to be able to add it to your favorite cold drinks later on.
All of our featured iced teas listed above also contain hibiscus!
Note: We are referring to the dried hibiscus flowers sold at Sugar Loaf Mountain Herbs, not the beautiful fresh flowers in your yard, as they are different!