Make restaurant-style tea at home without artificial ingredients! Here is a popular and flavorful recipe that uses dried hibiscus leaves (also called Jamaica), which can be found in the ethnic aisle of some grocery stores or at most Hispanic markets. They will keep a very long time in your pantry.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free
BRING 1 qt. of the water to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir in sugar and hibiscus flowers until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 25 to 30 minutes. Pour through strainer into large pitcher; discard solids.
PUREE 1 cup of the strawberries, halved, and remaining 1/4 cup water in small food processor; strain liquid into pitcher.
STIR in brewed tea; refrigerate to chill thoroughly. (Note: You can strain tea mixture to remove any remaining particles.)
TO SERVE, slice remaining strawberries and add to pitcher. Pour tea into glasses over ice.
Serve with sprigs of fresh mint.
If you like a sweeter tea or your strawberries are not real sweet, boost sugar to 1/2 cup.
CUT IN HALF
This recipe can be cut in half to make 1 quart of tea.