As many of you know, my mother is from Mexico., and because of this, most of her cooking is influenced by her heritage. The main drink that we always have in our house is Hibiscus Tea. She goes to the local Mexican tienda and buys pounds and pounds of dried hibiscus flowers to make the juice / tea throughout the year. Unfortunately, I am both lazy and unfamiliar with a Mexican tienda in NYC, so I have yet to recreate this drink. However, recently, at the local grocery store, I came across, sachets of hibiscus tea! Yes, more expensive than bulk leaves — but so convenient and easy! I can’t wait to try all the different flavors and make it in NYC!
I chose Hibiscus Mango Ice Tea flavor as the love of hibiscus brings me back to my childhood. But I think all the flavors look great and delicious.
My mom’s process is about 1/6th of the price, but takes a lot longer (straining, adding honey, etc…).
Either way, they are both delicious and oh so pretty! I hope you have a great week — end of Summer, here we are!