submitted by PFC staffer, Abbie Miller
Adapted from a recipe by Frontier Natural Foods Co-op
Easy to make, this tea is a refreshing, cool drink for a hot day!
1 tsp. dried peppermint 2 cups water
1 tsp. dried rosehips 1 cup orange juice
1 tsp. fresh orange zest 1 cup cold sparkling water
2 tsp. dried hibiscus 2 Tbsp. honey (or to taste)
2 tsp. dried lemongrass 1 cotton drawstring bag
Place peppermint, rosehips, orange zest, hibiscus, and lemongrass in cotton drawstring bag and tie bag shut. Place bag of herbs in a quart size mason jar and add the two cups of water. The water should fill the jar halfway. Place lid on jar and twist closed to seal. Sit the jar in a sunny place for at least two hours, longer for a stronger flavor. When the tea is finished brewing open the jar and remove the bag of herbs. Add the orange juice to the tea, replace lid and refrigerate. When ready to serve, pour tea over ice cubes and add a splash of sparkling water to each glass. Sweeten with honey if desired.