Here is a recipe for a delicious summer drink.
Hibiscus, Lemongrass and Basil Honey Sweet Iced Tea
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes + time to chill
5 cups water
1 lemongrass stalk, or dried lemongrass herbs
1/4 cup honey or more to taste (may sub coconut sugar or maple syrup for vegan version)
1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea
3/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, plus lime slices for serving
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. Enjoy.