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How To Steep Hibiscus Tea

Steeped Hibiscus Tea is a lovely red color. Photo by Izik.

Steeped Hibiscus Tea is a lovely ruby-red color.

Here are my instructions on how to steep hibiscus tea leaves and tea bags. Follow my lead and you’re guaranteed a wonderfully fragrant hot tea that’s not too strong or too tart.

Please note: these are my instructions for hot hibiscus tea, not ice tea.

How To Steep Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea

  • Heat fresh water to a rolling boil. (Filtered water optional.)
  • If you’re using a teapot: put 1 tablespoon of hibiscus loose leaf tea into a large tea ball or directly into your teapot.
  • If you’re using a mug: put 1 teaspoon of hibiscus loose leaf tea into mug.
  • Pour boiling water into teapot or mug.
  • Close teapot, or cover mug, and wait for 5 to 7 minutes. If you like your tea very strong, wait for 10 minutes then stir.
  • Remove the tea ball if you’re using one.
  • You now have a beautifully red hibiscus tea that’s ready to drink!
  • Natural hibiscus has a tart taste, a bit like cranberries. For a touch of sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey.

How To Steep Hibiscus Teabags

  • Heat fresh water to a rolling boil. (Filtered water optional.)
  • Put 1 hibiscus teabag in teapot or tea mug.
  • Pour boiling water into teapot or tea mug.
  • Close teapot, or cover mug, and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the teabag.
  • If your hibiscus tea is a rich, beautiful red, that means it’s ready to drink!
  • If you’d like your tea a little sweeter, add a tablespoon of honey.

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Buy the Best Hibiscus Tea in Teabags

Hibiscus Teabags by Republic of Tea

These Natural Hibiscus Teabags by The Republic of Tea come in an air-tight tin that you can recycle or re-use.

My favorite Hibiscus Tea is loose leaf tea, but loose leaf tea isn’t always practical. At work, for example, or in any other situation where you don’t want to deal with tea strainers or fish loose hibiscus petals out of your mug.

That’s why I always have hibiscus teabags on hand. But not just any teabags. I’m particular, and I don’t want any tea with artificial flavorings or fake aromas.  The Republic of Tea is my favorite brand of gourmet quality teabags. Their hibiscus tea is delicious, it’s natural, and they pack their unbleached teabags in an airtight, recyclable tin.

Buy Natural Hibiscus Tea by The Republic of Tea, Tin of 36 bags

Please note: this hibiscus tea is not 100% pure hibiscus flowers, it also contains sweet blackberry leaves and stevia leaves for extra flavor. I don’t mind this, it just adds a little nuance to the taste and fragrance, but I feel you need to know that before you buy.

(Also, I admit I never recycle these tea tins, because they are so pretty. I reuse them and decoupage them for gifts. I’ll put up some pictures in another post.)

7 Reasons Why I Love These Hibiscus Teabags

  • great, natural hibiscus taste
  • zero calories
  • caffeine-free
  • relieves stress
  • may lower blood pressure
  • full of natural vitamin C
  • beautiful and airtight packaging

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