Hibiscus Berry & Rosemary Tea!

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As summer days are quickly passing us by, it is oh-so-necessary to sit back, relax and take it all in. While sitting in the backyard enjoying the garden, it hit me. I needed a little sip of something refreshing to make this moment even more perfect.

So, I raided my shelves and came across an old fave – Hibiscus tea. It has aromatic notes of lemongrass and papaya while lending a bitter taste of rosehips into the mix. I really like adding frozen berries to my iced teas as it adds natural sweetness, colour and a hint of fresh flavour.

I also added a few sprigs of fresh Rosemary from the garden. I picked it fresh and gave it a little twist, which released the aromatic oils.

This was exactly what I needed 🙂

Ingredients:

2 bags of hibiscus tea (always brew your tea double strength so when you add ice it doesn’t dilute the flavour)
1/2 cup frozen berries
2 sprigs rosemary
1 tbsp maple syrup 

How to:

-Boil 2 cups of water and pour over 2 bags of hibiscus tea – brew for 5 minutes

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-Add berries, maple syrup and rosemary to pitcher and when tea is ready, pour into pitcher and let infuse for 5-10 minutes. This will also allow the tea to cool off a bit.IMG_20140726_193920-Then fill the pitcher to the brim with ice and ENJOY!
IMG_20140726_194117If you feel like making sipping this as an alcoholic bevvy try adding in 1oz of Gin for a little kick!
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Remember to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself this summer!

Feed your soul,
~xo

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3 thoughts on “Hibiscus Berry & Rosemary Tea!

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