Hibiscus Lemon Mint Quencher Herbal Iced Tea

Makes 1 pitcher

Hibiscus has long been associated with quenching thirst, despite is drying effects from the taste on the tongue itself, this hibiscus quencher gives and added relief of thirst by adding mint and lemons, which are also known to be relievers for thirst. Perfect for the hottest of days and perfect for even the highest of occasion due to the almost unnatural RED coloring of the hibiscus!


½ cup fresh mint leaves
½ sliced lemon
2 tablespoons dried hibiscus or hibiscus or passion tea bags
1 cup turbinado sugar or raw unprocessed sugar
1 cup water
Lemon for garnish


In a medium saucepan combine the mint, hibiscus, lemon slices, sugar and water and bring to boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Take off heat and continue to let steep for about 10 more minutes or until the mixture is slightly darker, bright red and clearly infused. Strain the mixture and discard lemon sliced and hibiscus. Pour the syrup in a large pitcher filled with ice and add water! The garnish with fresh lemon slices.