Christmas Lunch Drink Idea – Hibiscus Ice Blocks

If you’re planning a Christmas feast, these hibiscus ice blocks offer a fresh and colourful addition to the drinks list.

Hibiscus is rich in antioxidants and has traditionally been used to lower blood pressure, and is widely consumed for its high antioxidant content. This invigorating, zesty tisane, offers subtle fruity tones and can be served hot, or chilled over ice, with a slice of lemon and fresh mint. You can freeze this tea into ice block moulds and add to mineral or tonic water for a refreshing twist.

How to: Place one heaped teaspoon (2.5 grams) of Hibiscus tea into a teapot or infuser. Add filtered water at 75ºc–85ºc and allow to infuse for 2–3 minutes. Strain the tea and leave to cool. Once cooled, pour the tea into large ice cube moulds and freeze over night. Then add the hibiscus ice cubes to natural mineral water with some burnt orange slices and a sprig of rosemary. Our hibiscus tea is also caffeine free, so the kids can enjoy it too.