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It has been a couple of weeks since I have really posted a recipe...Just been busy with family and a couple of projects. I'm having a hard time falling into a routine. It's been two weeks since teen is back in school and I thought that would help....ummm! not really. There is so much on my to-do list and all I'm doing is procrastinating. I just dislike it when I'm so unproductive, it just brings out the worst in me....like a downward spiral ...I keep thinking about all the time I have wasted and end up wasting more time.
Teen loves iced-tea... challenged me to make one that she will love. Teenagers are critical people.... to say the least, at-least mine is. And because she can cook, she will give a detail feedback on how it could have been done better (sometimes you don't need a feedback lol!) . I incorporated all her feedback ....and I do have to admit that adding more hibiscus, some lime juice...did make it delicious.
I bought these gorgeous dried hibiscus from this cute spice store in down-town Geneva, since both teen and her dad are not crazy about spending three hours in a spice store, I hang out alone....Just love walking around the quant town. I will be definitely going there with my camera soon...will share pictures. Sometimes you just need that me-time and for me it is shopping at a spice or antique store...
- 6 cups hot water
- 5 tbsp dried hibiscus petals
- bunch of fresh raspberries
- 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
- 5 mint leaves
- 2 tsp black tea
- 12tbsp sugar
- Heat water and make black tea.
- Strain the tea and add the hibiscus petals and sugar, let it seep till cool. Chill and strain.
- Crush the raspberries a bit, add it to strained tea-hibiscus water, add lime juice.
- Served chilled with ice and a mint leaf