Bright red hibiscus, zesty ginger and sweet lemongrass mingle to turn every sip of our Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea into a celebration. It also happens to be healthy and caffeine-free, so you can enjoy it any time of day or night. Drink this in celebration of the simple pleasures of life.
Firepot’s Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea incorporates organic lemongrass and organic ginger. The scent, flavor, and color interplay in a deeply pleasing and sensual way. We may be biased, but we think it is the perfect blend.
Traditionally hibiscus flowers are associated with beauty, hydration and refreshment. Firepot uses organic hibiscus. The tart red flowers are also believed to promote heart health. In fact, a few studies indicate that regular drinkers of hibiscus tea had positive results in improving blood pressure and lowering lipids in the blood.
These bell-shaped blossoms are also credited for having antibacterial properties. People living in hot climates in Africa, Asia and Mediterranean Europe have enjoyed hibiscus iced tea throughout the ages.
Since hibiscus is rich in age-resisting antioxidants, some credit hibiscus for helping them maintain attractive skin and for its beauty-enhancing qualities. Also, staying hydrated helps the skin appear more radiant and, for those who crave something a little more exotic, this globally-loved iced tea is the perfect way to maintain healthy hydration.
The bright magenta color and refreshing flavor complement a variety of other herbs and fruits beautifully. It is perfect for those days when you need refreshment but want something more exciting than water.
Organic lemongrass adds a bright and clean scent and flavor. Lemongrass may help prevent some yeasts' growth and contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. In other words, it adds a refreshing herbal lemon scent while offering the immune system a little support.
Organic ginger is delicious and causes a sensually warm effect. This may seem a little surprising in an iced tea but people in some parts of Africa and the Caribbean enjoy a cocktail of ginger and hibiscus sometimes sweetened with fruit juice. The combination is amazing on a hot day.
In traditional medicine, people use ginger to fight inflammation, soothe sore muscles, and as a mild tonic to aid the immune system. Since ginger is naturally sweet-tasting, people often find they can enjoy a sweet treat without adding sugar.
TO MAKE: STEEPING DIRECTIONS:
- Place 1 teaspoon of tea in a heat-proof container.
- Add 1/2 cup of almost boiling water then steep for 5 minutes.
- Slowly strain leaves over 1 cup of ice. Add 1/2 cup of room-temperature water. We recommend using our long-handled strainer to perfectly strain without burning your fingers!
- Optional: add sweetener to taste.
Watch our video for a demonstration of how to make our loose-leaf iced teas at home!
Really, this tea is all about balance and renewal. The sweet flavor of ginger nicely balances the tart flavor of the hibiscus flower. The ginger’s warming sensation complements the cooling lemongrass and hibiscus. The flavors, scents and sensations interplay in each glass.
Since caffeine is caffeine-free, enjoy Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea as a late afternoon treat. Though it's perfect for a relaxing afternoon poolside with friends, may we also suggest a tall glass of hibiscus ginger iced tea when you're faced with an afternoon of paperwork or stuck on the computer trying to finish a pile of projects? It makes even a hefty workload feel lighter and more enjoyable. And when work is over, take your tea to the next level with a Hibiscus Margarita cocktail!
Whatever your day looks like, a refreshing glass of hibiscus ginger iced tea will make any afternoon feel special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!