I have recently found the sort of holistic, soul-warming beauty in experimenting with tea. In this immune system-boosting recipe, you will find lemon rind and the bitter cut off natural ginger adding a sharp flavor to a full-bodied black tea base.

Black tea, robust with a slight jolt of caffeine, has immense health benefits and serves as a great base to most blended teas. When you add lemon rind, ginger, hibiscus flowers, and honey to your tea, you are quadrupling the benefits and flavor quality of each sip.

Chill for a refreshing summertime pick-me-up, or freeze for tea pops.

Hibiscus Flower Tea

  • Prep Time:3-5 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:13-15 minutes
  • Servings:5
  • Easy


  • 4 1/2 cup water
  • 3 black tea bags
  • 1 lemon rind
  • 3 inch piece of fresh cut & peeled ginger
  • 1 oz dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 teaspoon honey per mug
  • Step 1

    Bring water to a boil. Begin to steep black tea by placing tea bags in the hot water.

    Photo by Karina Roca
  • Step 2

    Put the lemon rind and a piece of peeled ginger into the tea.

    Photo by Karina Roca
  • Step 3

    Put hibiscus flowers into tea.

    Photo by Karina Roca
  • Step 4

    Let steep for about 10 minutes.

    Photo by Karina Roca
  • Step 5

    Pour into a mug with honey at the bottom, stir, and enjoy!

    Photo by Karina Roca