Okay, remember when I bought a SodaStream? And then I went and bought several books on making syrups to make sodas?
One of the recipes that I marked to try was Hibiscus Syrup in The Artisan Soda Workshop: 75 Homemade Recipes from Fountain Classics to Rhubarb Basil, Sea Salt Lime, Cold-Brew Coffee and Much Much Moreby Andrea Lynn. Since hibiscus is high in vitamin C and I was feeling under-the-weather, it sounded like a good choice.
This was really easy to make. The hardest part is tearing open tea bags!
I need to get cute paper tag labels, don’t you think?
So, basically you open tea, steep it, add some honey, store in jar in fridge and add 2 tablespoons or more to 10 ounces of seltzer. Easy peasy. This will be so lovely in the summer.
1 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
8 hibiscus tea bags or 3 tablespoons loose dried hibiscus
In a small pot bring water to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in honey. Add the tea bags or loose hibiscus and let it steep for 15 minutes. Then remove the tea bags or strain out the loose hibiscus. Taste and add more honey if needed. Let cool, refrigerate covered for up to 3 days.
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!