Karkade (Hibiscus Tea) Recipe 

Hibiscus tea, called karkade in Egypt, is a tart-sweet herbal tea brewed from dried flower petals. Avoid soda and cool down with this delicious, vibrant, antioxidant-rich drink!

Ingredient

– 6 cups filtered water – ¾ cup dried hibiscus flower – ¼ to ½ cup sugar, agave nectar or honey – 2 large limes, 1 juiced, 1 cut into thin wheel – Fresh mint sprigs, for serving

Direction

Boil water in a medium pot. Mix in the hibiscus and sweetener (typically ¼ to ½ cup sugar). Boil for 3 minutes on high, then turn off the heat, cover the pan, and steep the hibiscus for 20–30 minutes.

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Use a fine-mesh strainer over a heat-safe glass pitcher or basin. Strain tea. Throw away the hibiscus blossoms and add lime juice.

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Taste after cooling fully. Dilute with filtered water and honey if too concentrated or harsh. Don't dilute it too much, particularly if serving over ice.

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Put it in the fridge to cool down for a few hours. Put a lime wheel and a sprig of fresh mint in each glass and serve over ice. Happy drinking!

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also see

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Strawberry Lemonade Recipe