Mint and Hibiscus Tea- Cook For Your Life-anti-cancer recipes

Mint & Hibiscus Tea

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 3 ingredients

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...


Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3 sprigs of mint, or 1 mint teabag
  • 2 teaspoon cane sugar, optional

 

Nutrition Facts

Calories

10 cals

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

2 g

Sugar

2 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

0 g

Sodium

3 mg

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Chef Tips

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.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, videos, and more content are reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.


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