Hibiscus, Lemongrass and Basil Sweet Iced Tea

Here is a recipe for a delicious summer drink.

Hibiscus, Lemongrass and Basil Tea



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.