Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai | Jaswand ki chai

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai | Jaswand ki chai

 

 

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai | Jaswand ke Patton ki chai | How to make tea from hibiscus flower with step by step instructions

 

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai

 

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai is a caffeine free, vegan and gluten-free, herbal tea that is made from hibiscus flower along with lemon juice and some sweetner.

It can be consumed both hot or cold and has a sweet & tart cranberry like flavor.

How about a cup of refreshing & warm Hibiscus Tea with some fresh hand-picked hibiscus flowers to relax on a cold winter day?

Soothing and fragrant, hibiscus tea has a unique flavour with numerous potential health benefits according to Healthline.

It makes for the perfect thirst-quenching drink and works as a good replacement to calories and preservatives laden cokes and fruit juices. In addition to that it’s a step up from drinking plain water.

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Can I use dried flowers to make Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai

Yes absolutely, you may use fresh or dry flowers to make this amazing tea recipe. I choose to have it as a hot cup of tea in winters and as hibiscus iced tea in summer,  because either way it’s delicious and beneficial.

We have this huge garden in our Club with these beautiful trees of hibiscus flowers. While taking a walk I always admire the beauty of nature.

I was more than happy to use these flowers for making tea as many years ago, I tasted this at my friend Sunita’s place. I loved it and somehow it was long forgotten.

So upon noticing these beauties in the garden, it reminded me to make it one more time (so that I can post this on my blog) I tried my hands and was super happy with the outcome.

Learn how to make easy hibiscus tea which has some amazing benefits.

 

 

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai | Jaswand ki chai, hot or cold, enjoy the way you like it

The hibiscus flower when brewed produces a tea that is bright red in colour and bursting with fruity flavours.

The tea though frequently brewed hot, also makes an excellent iced tea. Enjoy this hot or cold the choice is entirely yours.

 

 

 

 

Step by step instructions and pictorial presentation to make Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai | Jaswand ki chai

 

To make simple sugar syrup

The most common ratio to make simple syrup is equal parts of water and sugar.

Combine sugar and water in a pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved. Allow it to cool.

Cool it then store in an airtight glass jar, in the fridge, up to a month.

To make hibiscus tea

Wash the hibiscus flowers well under running water and remove the green part/calyx & staminal column of the flower as shown in the picture. We need only petals of the flower.

 

To make warm tea

Heat water in a pan, once it comes to rolling boil, drop the flower petals and switch off the flame. Cover with a lid and let it steep for 5 minutes.

 

 

The color of the water will turn purple. Strain the water and pour into mugs.

Add the lemon juice, and the color of tea will turn to deep red colour.

 

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai

 

Add simple sugar syrup to your taste and enjoy it on cold winter days.

 

 

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai

To make iced tea

Follow the same instructions and in the last add ice cold water or ice cubes to the tea. Adjust the sweetness and tartness according to your taste.

Enjoy this hibiscus iced tea on hot summer days.

 

Notes

1. If you do not wish to consume the brewed tea immediately, then store it in the glass jar and keep this in the fridge for later use.

2. Do not add the lemon beforehand. Make sure you add the juice of lemon when you are about to consume the tea.

3. You may use honey, maple syrup, stevia or any other sweetner as per your preference.

4. You can add some of your favorite flavors like lemon grass, lemon zest, mint or basil leaves to your hibiscus tea.

 

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Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai | Jaswand ki chai

Hibiscus tea recipe | Gudhal ki chai is a caffeine free, vegan and gluten-free, herbal tea that is made from hibiscus flower along with lemon juice and some sweetner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Beverages & Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Benefits of Hibiscus tea, Hibiscus flower tea, How to make hibiscus tea
Servings: 2
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 Hibiscus flowers
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 tsp Simple sugar syrup
  • 1/2 Juiced lemon

To make simple sugar syrup

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

To make simple sugar syrup

  • The most common ratio to make simple syrup is equal parts of water and sugar.
  • Combine sugar and water in a pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar has dissolved. Allow it to cool.
  • Cool it then store in an airtight glass jar, in the fridge, up to a month.

To make hibiscus tea

  • Wash the hibiscus flowers well under running water and remove the green part/calyx & staminal column of the flower as shown in the picture. We need only petals of the flower.

To make warm tea

  • Heat water in a pan, once it comes to rolling boil, drop the flower petals and switch off the flame. Cover with a lid and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  • The color of the water will turn purple. Strain the water and pour into mugs. Add the lemon juice, and the color of tea will turn to deep red colour.
  • Add simple sugar syrup to your taste and enjoy it on cold winter days.

To make iced tea

  • Follow the same instructions and in the last add ice cold water or ice cubes to the tea. Adjust the sweetness and tartness according to your taste.
  • Enjoy this hibiscus iced tea on hot summer days.

Notes

1. If you do not wish to consume the brewed tea immediately, then store it in the glass jar and keep this in the fridge for later use.
2. Do not add the lemon beforehand. Make sure you add the juice of lemon when you are about to consume the tea.
3. You may use honey, maple syrup, stevia or any other sweetner as per your preference.
4. You can add some of your favorite flavors like lemon grass, lemon zest, mint or basil leaves to your hibiscus tea. 

 

 

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This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks absolutely stunning. Have seen such flowers here and there but never knew they are edible. The shots are so inviting that one feels like picking up right from the screen.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Shailender, and glad you liked it.

  2. Archana

    5 stars
    Looks absolutely delicious and love the colors and such a yummy hibiscus tea and its healthy too.

  3. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    This hibiscus tea got a beautiful color! I heard so much about the health benefits of hibiscus and I will look forward make this healthy tea!

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed the tea has many health benefits Uma. Do try this. Thank you for writing in.

  4. Vandana

    5 stars
    Loved the color of your hibiscus tea. I got to know about this tea last year only when I got more inclined to healthy drinks and food. I have tried different recipes for Hibiscus tea and your recipe sounds so delicious, can’t wait to try it.

  5. 5 stars
    What a beautiful color of the tea! I have some dried hibiscus that I picked from a local Mexican store but never used it yet. I am going to give this tea a try. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lata Lala

      Yes you can use dried Hibiscus flowers for making tea Sandhya.
      Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Poonam bachhav

    5 stars
    Hibiscus tea is such a refreshing and delicious treat ! We loved to have it chilled with honey as sweetener. Loved the beautiful color of your tea.

    1. Lata Lala

      That’s an awesome way to have Hibiscus tea Poonam. We too love it. Thanks dear.

  7. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Such a beautiful colored refreshing tea. Must admit I’ve only tasted hibiscus tea once and that too it was a tea bag with dried hibiscus and cranberries. Lata, love how you’ve fresh flowers to make the tea. I definitely would love to try out this recipe when I get some fresh flowers.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to know that you liked it Mayuri. Thank you.

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