1. Remove the calyx or the green part at the base of the flower to which the stem is attached and remove the pistil, a thread like part in the center of the flower holding the yellow pollen of each flower. 2. Wash petals well to remove the dust. 3. Bring the water to boil in a sauce pan. 4. Add all the above said ingredients except lemon juice. 5. Lower the flame and simmer for 10 minutes. 6. Then remove from heat, strain the tea through a sieve or other fine-mesh strainer, pressing on the flower and spice solids to extract as much liquid as possible. 7. Add lemon juice, mix and enjoy hot🔥. It really soothes your throat and palate.
The flower will stain some types of bowls with its dark red colour. So it’s best to use non-corrosive materials such as glass or stainless steel when making this tea.
You can replace jaggery with honey or sugar or any sweetener of your choice.
Adjust lemon juice to suit your taste.
You can make this tea with dry hibiscus flowers. They are available on online but a bit expensive ☹️.
If you don’t have flowers, don’t worry, just make spiced tea with out flowers, follow the same recipe and it too tastes great.
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