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How to Make a Simple Blueberry Hibiscus Tea at Home

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Blueberry hibiscus tea is our today’s recipe.

I like combining different healthy herbs to come up with a healthy herbal infusion. If you have not tried this berry hibiscus tea, it’s time you add it to your to do list.

Hibiscus blueberry tea is a delightful herbal infusion that combines the tart and floral flavors of hibiscus, with the sweet and fruity notes of blueberries.

It’s a popular choice for those who enjoy herbal teas, as it’s caffeine-free and can be served hot or as blueberry hibiscus iced tea.

When making this refreshment tea, I use dried hibiscus flowers and dried blueberries or purchase pre-made blueberry tea bags and hibiscus tea leaves.

Blueberry hibiscus tea

This organic hibiscus tea is not only tasty but also known for its potential health benefits.

Hibiscus is often associated with antioxidant properties and various health improvements. Enjoy a cup of this refreshing tea!

Blueberry Hibiscus tea health benefits

This blueberry hibiscus drink has various health benefits which include:

  1. Rich in Antioxidants: Both hibiscus and blueberries are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help combat free radicals in the body, which can contribute to various health issues, including oxidative stress, inflammation, and chronic diseases.
  2. Heart Health: Consuming hibiscus tea has been linked to reduced blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels, which can contribute to better heart health.
  3. Weight Management: Some studies suggest that hibiscus tea may aid in weight management and help with weight loss, possibly due to its diuretic properties and potential impact on metabolism.
  4. Digestive Health: Hibiscus tea is known to support digestion and may help alleviate stomach discomfort.
  5. Immune System Support: The vitamin C content in hibiscus and the immune-boosting properties of blueberries can help support a healthy immune system.
  6. Hydration: Herbal teas like blueberry hibiscus are a great way to stay hydrated, which is essential for overall health.
  7. Cognitive Function: Some research suggests that blueberries may support brain health and cognitive function, potentially enhancing memory and reducing age-related cognitive decline.
  8. Skin Health: Antioxidants in blueberries and hibiscus can contribute to healthier skin by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

How to make blueberry hibiscus tea

Ingredients

Making this purple hibiscus drink is very easy. You need dried hibiscus flowers, which can be substituted by frozen basil leaves. You need fresh or frozen or dried blueberries, water, sweetener such as sugar or honey.

Alternatively, you can use blueberry tea bags or hibiscus tea leaves.

Steps for making hibiscus blue tea

Step 1

If using fresh blueberries, start by washing them under running water to remove dirt.

Step 2

In a saucepanor a kettle bring 2 cups of water to boil.

Step 3

Add the dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea leaves and steep it for 5 minutes. If you prefer a stronger hibiscus flavor as I do, you can steep for 3 more minutes.

Step 4

Add the dried blueberries to the steeping hibiscus water and steep for about 2 minutes. If using fresh or frozen blueberries muddle them before adding to the water to release its flavours.

Step 5

Add a sweetener of your choice. I like adding honey as it is a natural sweetener.

Step 6

Use a strain to strain the hibiscus flowers and the blueberry

Step 7

Serve your berry hibiscus tea and enjoy!

Blueberry Hibiscus Tea Recipe

How to Make a Simple Blueberry Hibiscus Tea at Home

Recipe by GladysCourse: DrinkCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings

4

minutes
Cooking time

8

minutes
Calories

2

kcal
Total time

12

minutes

Here is a simple purple hibiscus tea recipe rich in antioxidants, to fight chronic diseases, inflammatory process in your body and protect you from cancer.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of water

  • 2 tablespoons of dried hibiscus flowers (or a hibiscus tea bag)

  • 1/4 cup of dried blueberries (or fresh blueberries)

  • Honey or sweetener of your choice (optional)

  • Lemon or orange slices for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Boil the Water: Start by boiling 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
  • Add Hibiscus: Once the water is boiling, remove it from the heat and add the dried hibiscus flowers or the hibiscus tea bag. If you’re using dried hibiscus flowers, you can put them in a tea infuser or directly into the water.
  • Steep: Cover the pot or teapot and let the hibiscus steep in the hot water for about 5-7 minutes. If you prefer a stronger flavor, boil the mixture for a little longer.
  • Add Blueberries: After steeping, add the dried blueberries to the tea. If you’re using fresh blueberries, you can muddle them slightly to release their flavor. Let the blueberries steep along with the hibiscus for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Sweeten (Optional): If you like your tea sweet, you can add honey or your sweetener of choice at this point. Stir to dissolve the sweetener.
  • Strain and Serve: Use a fine mesh strainer to strain the tea into your cups or a teapot, removing the hibiscus flowers and blueberries.
  • Garnish (Optional): For an extra touch of flavor and presentation, you can garnish your blueberry hibiscus tea with slices of lemon or orange.
  • Serve: Your blueberry hibiscus tea is ready to be served. It can be enjoyed hot, but it’s also great as an iced tea. If you prefer iced tea, let it cool to room temperature and then refrigerate until chilled.

Notes

  • Feel free to adjust the sweetness and other ingredients to your taste. Enjoy your homemade herbal infusion drink.
Blueberry hibiscus tea

Frequently Asked questions

Conclusion

Hibiscus tea is generally known for its potential health benefits, primarily due to its antioxidant content, vitamin C, and its impact on factors like blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

However, it’s typically consumed for its refreshing taste and potential health-promoting properties rather than as a significant source of nutrients.

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