Summer bee cool!

Sophisticated yet 100% natural, this delicious blend of hibiscus, lemongrass, lime, basil and FoodsCross’ thyme honey is this summer’s coolest drink. Complete with floral ice cubes, it is your way to impress anytime, anywhere! Plus, it is extremely simple to prepare as long as you have the ingredients in your kitchen. Check the recipe below and enjoy!

 

Recipe for hibiscus, lemongrass, basil and thyme honey Iced Tea

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 MINUTES + time to chill

Hibiscus iced tea ingredientsHibiscus-lemongrass-Basil-and-Honey-Sweet-Iced-Tea-8

Ingredients
5 cups water
1 lemongrass stalk, thinly sliced, plus more stalks for serving
1/4 cup FoodsCross honey, or more to taste
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
3/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, plus lime slices for serving

Instructions
Bring the water to a boil in a medium size pot. Remove from the heat and add the lemongrass, honey, hibiscus flowers and basil leaves. Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard the used lemongrass, hibiscus flowers and basil.Stir in the lime juice and taste, if needed add more honey. Chill until cold. Serve over ice with a fresh lemongrass stalk, basil and lime.

 

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To make the edible flower ice cubes, simply add a variety of edible flowers to an ice cube tray and pour water over them. Freeze and use as a fresh addition to a glass of water or use in this tea!

 

Enjoy!