Hibiscus and mint are a flavor match made in heaven. Hibiscus’s wonderfully tart taste pleasantly neutralizes any bad taste from chemo drugs, plus it is rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene and antioxidant flavonoids, while... mint aids digestion. As an added bonus, this tea is delicious hot or cold.
Put the dried hibiscus flowers into a large teapot, and cover with boiling water. Add the mint. Cover and leave to steep for 5-10 minutes.
If you are drinking the tea hot, pour it into a cup through a strainer, add a couple more mint leaves, and stir in sugar or honey to taste. For iced tea, pour into a quart jar or carafe through a strainer. Stir in the sugar, if using, until it is dissolved. Add more cool water if needed, cover, and leave to cool in the fridge. Serve over ice, garnished with mint leaves.
Dried hibiscus flowers are available at most health food stores and specialty markets, as well as some grocery stores — usually in the aisle with bulk tea and spices.