For a festive take on hibiscus tea, add fresh ginger and cranberry juice for a cup of tea that is tart, floral, spicy, and slightly sweet. So refreshing!
While in Cabo San Lucas last year, my husband and I tried fresh hibiscus tea for the first time. Ever since, I have been OBSESSED. Seriously, I can’t get enough of it. I’m always on the hunt for the perfect cup of hibiscus tea.
For a festive take on my favorite herbal tea, add some fresh ginger and cranberry juice to hibiscus tea. The hibiscus tea has a tart, floral, and slightly sweet flavor that pairs beautifully with the spicy bite of fresh ginger. Plus, the cranberry juice enhances the flavor of the tea.
What is Hibiscus Tea?
Hibiscus is a flowering plant. To make the hibiscus tea, the hibiscus sepals are steeped in boiling water. Then, the water is strained to squeeze out all the liquid. It is SO good!
There are many benefits to drinking Hibiscus tea some of which may include lowering blood pressure, fighting bacteria, and aiding in weight loss. If you’re interested in more benefits, be sure to check out this article from Healthline describing 8 of them!
Where to Buy Hibiscus Tea?
If you are lucky enough to live in a tropical climate, you could grow your own hibiscus pant. If you’re not as lucky to live in a tropical climate, like me, you’ll need to buy dried hibiscus.
For an inexpensive tea, you can often find dried hibiscus in the Mexican isle of the grocery store. Or, you can also find high-quality organic Hibiscus on Amazon.
If you can’t find dried hibiscus flowers, look for hibiscus tea bags. Surprisingly, a lot of fruity-flavored teas contain hibiscus as one of the main ingredients. So, check the labels!
Some of my favorite hibiscus teas are:
- Tea Forte Raspberry Nectar Herbal Tea (Loose)
- Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea
- Celestial Seasonings Wild Berry Zinger Herbal Tea
- Tazo Passion Tea
- Stash Raspberry Pomegranate Green Tea
Whatever tea you use, just make sure it’s a good quality tea, and that you like the flavor of it.
Cranberry Ginger Hibiscus Tea Prep Tips
When preparing your tea, you have several options for boiling the water. I recommend boiling it in a small pan on the stove, use an electric kettle, or microwave the water in the microwave-safe mug for 1 1/2 minutes.
TIP: To keep your tea warm for up to 5 hours, try pouring the hot water into a Yeti Stainless Steel Mug or a Coldee Stainless Steel Tumbler. It’s truly a game changer when it comes to keeping your drinks hot or cold!
When cutting your ginger slices, there is no need to peel the ginger. In fact, I rarely peel my ginger any more. Plus, you can store any unused ginger in your freezer for 3 months. If you like a lot of ginger, you can also add more to taste.
Just like your tea, you can also use many different varieties of cranberry juice. For example, you can use regular or diet cranberry juice. Or you can also try different cranberry juice cocktail flavors. Cranberry grape, cranberry cherry, or cranberry pomegranate are really yummy!
For me, the cranberry juice adds enough sweetness to the tea. But if it’s not sweet enough for you, feel free to add additional sweetener.
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Cranberry Ginger Hibiscus Tea
- 3 Thin Slices Fresh Ginger Unpeeled
- 1 bag Hibiscus Tea
- 4 oz Water
- 4 oz Cranberry Juice
- Boil the water using your preferred method*. Add the boiling water to a coffee mug.
- Add the ginger slices and tea bag to the water. Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the cranberry juice to the mug. Stir and enjoy!