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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hibiscus Tea

Something to drink?

How about a nice refreshing summertime

CRAZY Hibiscus Tea?
All you need is

  • Hibiscus flowers (dried) 1 cup
  • Cinnamon (true if you can find it) 1 stick
  • Honey 1/2 cup (or however much you want)

Fill a pot up with 2 quarts water and boil it.
Bring the temp down to low and add the stuff.

Wait 30 minutes.
Add the honey
Strain into pitcher.
Enjoy hot, or my favorite, over ice.

Thanks to The Atlanta Brewing Company for the cool pint glasses. This is the logo for their laughing skull beer.

A note on cinnamon. A little wiki help please...

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, synonym C. zeylanicum) is a small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka,[1] or the spice obtained from the tree's bark. It is often confused with other, similar species and the spices derived from them, such as Cassia and Cinnamomum burmannii, which are also often called cinnamon.

We mostly get Cassia in the states and it works. The flavor is more akin to a red hot than true Cinnamon and it doesn't have the depth of flavors. That being said you can use either, just never buy powdered because you lose 90% of the flavor. It is kind of a pain to do it yourself but the rewards are amazing.

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