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Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Iced Hibiscus Tea on a 97 Degree Day
Hibiscus Tea with Ginger and Vanilla Flavor
Hibiscus Flower in Kerela, India
To quench my thirst on this 97 degree day in NYC, I decided to make a refreshing glass of Iced Hibiscus Tea and sit in front of my fan. Hibiscus, is also referred to as jamaica or sorrel in the Mexican and Caribbean markets. It has a tangy, astringent flavor that reminds me of cranberries. For added punch you can let your dried hibiscus flower steep with minced ginger and/or a piece of vanilla for a couple of hours. I like mine lightly sweetened with a touch of honey.