Recipe: Ginger Hibiscus Iced Tea

downloadGinger is a staple in my fridge because it’s tasty and has so many health benefits. At some point in our lives, we’ve probably all used ginger root in some form to combat nausea. My mom used to give me ginger ale whenever I had a sick tummy. Beyond treating an upset stomach, ginger heals many other issues – below are a few.

  • Digestive issues – upset stomach, stomach cramping, gas – yep ginger helps them all.
  • Ginger has a warming effect on the body and improves circulation
  • Soothes your throat
  • Helps relieve tension headaches
  • Promotes a healthy immune system

In the winter time, I enjoy a simple ginger tea, just a slice of fresh ginger root with some lemon juice. But, its hot out and I want a cold beverage… thus this ginger hibiscus tea! You can find dried Hibiscus petals at Natural Grocers or online from Amazon or Mountain Rose Herbs.

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Gather:
1 TBSP dried Hibiscus petals
2” piece of ginger, sliced
Optional: a few mint leaves, lime juice, raw honey or stevia

This makes 1/2 gallon. If you have a full gallon container simply double the quantities.

Make:
Place the hibiscus and ginger in a 1/2 gallon size mason jar. Fill with filtered water. Let the the tea sit out in the sun for a few hours. Strain, then add any optional ingredients like mint leaves, lime juice or sweetener.

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