Ruby Red Ginger & Honey Sun Tea
By Judita Wignall
Author of “Going Raw”
This lovely, crimson tea is really a health tonic in disguise. Hibiscus flower has a tart and fruity flavor and is super high in vitamin C. Used for centuries in herbal medicine it has recently been shown in studies to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is beneficial for circulation, arthritis, nausea, lessening cold and flu symptoms and may prevent migraines if taken early. Raw honey has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties as well as cancer preventing, anti-tumor properties. Pretty impressive for a glass of sun tea. Now drink up!
Makes 4 cups
4 cups (950 ml) spring water
3 tablespoons (9 g) dried crushed hibiscus flowers
4 teaspoons ginger juice*
1/3 cup (115 g) honey
Lemon wedge for garnish
*to make ginger juice, run ginger root through a juicer or grate ginger and squeeze through a nut milk bag.
Place water and hibiscus leaves in a glass jar and close with a lid.
Allow to sit in the sunshine for 6 hours.
Pour tea through a strainer into a pitcher and add ginger juice and sweetener.